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My first two weeks of school are over and I get to relax in a much needed three day weekend.

What a couple of weeks! … 123 more words


What it's like to be an "adjunct"

In his seminal essay, “Politics and the English Language,” George Orwell talked about how the overuse of Latin words in English had become like “soft now” falling up on facts, “blurring the outline and covering all details.” The result of such snowiness was that “political speech and writing are largely the defence of the indefensible.” It was true in 1946, and it’s true in 2014. 1,472 more words

To Amanda Ripley: A Second TIME Article on Rhee is Long Overdue

Michelle Rhee has failed as a test-driven education reformer.

Rhee taught for three years (1992-95) in Baltimore as part of Teach for America (TFA). By her own admission, her first year was terrible. 5,011 more words

High-stakes Testing

First Day of School Eve

I’ve been anticipating tomorrow for weeks now; I’ve had that sour porridge of dread and exhilaration churning in my gut since July ended. At 7:30 tomorrow morning, kids will be eating breakfast in the cafeteria, their backpacks smudging the waxed tile floors. 1,028 more words


TFA Announces More Than 1,000 New Black Teachers

Elisa Villanueva Beard, Co-CEO of Teach For America and Dr. Julianne Malveaux joined guest host Jeff Johnson on “NewsOne Now” to discuss TFA (Teach For America) announcing more than 1000 new African American teachers have joined their organization. 77 more words

News One Exclusives

TFA ~ Ep. 1 Part 2

Part 1 here. It’s done! Yes!

Poseidon’s temple was definitely something to look at, despite being covered in graffiti. It was a huge blue-stoned temple with the outside decorated in a beach theme- sea shells covered just about every inch, even all up to the top of the columns. 988 more words