Lack of student discipline, inadequate administrative support, and lack of respect are frequently cited as reasons why teachers leave the teaching profession, often as much as low salary and poor working conditions. Too many policymakers yearn for a time that no longer exists and do not understand the reality of what our teachers face daily. [...]
We need to fulfill our destiny as a nation where all citizens can realize the benefits of integration and equality of opportunity
It is most critical for elected and appointed officials to communicate clearly, concisely, timely, and effectively..
Policymakers and stakeholders must continue to work to make improvements in policies that impact salary, school climate, and student behavior.
It is time to move forward on these issues to help all children, teachers, schools, and communities.
Even for non-believers, the core elements of Christmas — being good, spreading love, and kindness, as well as giving selflessly to others, are traits worth imitating.
Dick Allington has earned a well-deserved place on my naughty list. I hope he likes coal in his stocking.
I tend to avoid the debates among people discussing reading. I think there is some truth in all sides of a debate. I learned to read early and easily. I am also unabashedly an advocate for children with dyslexia, as it has been an issue identified and championed by our members. I am encouraged by [...]
Public education is at a crossroads in Tennessee. People say it is broken and beyond repair. I tell those critics that they are wrong.
Think of those less fortunate this year before your Thanksgiving prayers, remind yourself of those in poverty whose plates are often empty.