thinking between the lines

Month: January 2013

Education Stakeholders: A Call to Be Informed

For those involved with education in any role, whether as a parent/guardian, teacher, administrator, or trustee, a working knowledge of current education reform and historical trends is a must. I’ve found no greater resource for this type of knowledge than in Diane Ravitch ( Here is a sample of one of her blog postings and… Read More ›

Teachers, What Do You Suggest We Do?

The other night, I received a message from Matt Cochran, a former student of mine. After some kind words about my blog, he quickly got to the point that prompted him to write: my stance on standardized testing. He wrote: “… here lately I’ve become curious. I see that you take a stance against the… Read More ›

Five Questions for Texas Parents

Because parent voices are the driving force behind educational change, I’m hoping these five questions will reach every parent in the State of Texas and encourage each one to seriously consider the STAAR/EOC testing system we’ve built for our students. Question #1: Are you okay with how much the State is paying for this testing program? By 2015, the tax payers of Texas… Read More ›

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