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    “I’m a Teacher and a Waste of Money”

    In “I’m a Teacher and a Waste of Money,” Daniel Buck reflects on his experiences as a support teacher, wasteful spending in public schools, and the state of the profession generally.  Buck writes, I don’t mean to attack teaching as a discipline, or public education as a system. I…
    Terry Stoops, November 12, 2019
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    N.C. teachers chat about “no zeros” grading policy

    My favorite Facebook page, North Carolina Teachers United, has an interesting thread about no zeros grading policies.  Teachers are not allowed to give students a zero on an assignment, even if they do not complete it. Teachers seem to like it, even though it sends the wrong message to children.
    Terry Stoops, August 21, 2019
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    An unintended consequence of Brown v. Board of Education

    Madeline Will of Education Week has a fascinating story about the dismissal and resignation of black educators after the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka. Will writes, Sixty-five years ago this week, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that racial segregation of children in public schools…
    Terry Stoops, May 15, 2019