Catherine Truitt is over a month away from actually being in office and as the chancellor of a private online university, she has not been a part of the decision making in reopening schools in North Carolina. There is no doubt that she is in favor of reopening schools (as she puts it "a local … Continue reading About Catherine Truitt’s Nov. 22nd Interview On Fox
Month: November 2020
You Want To ReOpen Schools? Then Make These Tests Mandatory & Waive Those Others
Yes, there are many experts who say that we should reopen schools in this pandemic but many people who quote them forget that part of that is closing down restaurants and bars. Community spread is community spread. Schools are part of the community. And it isn't like we are doing any testing in schools to … Continue reading You Want To ReOpen Schools? Then Make These Tests Mandatory & Waive Those Others
The Very Test That DeVos Uses To Stigmatize Public Schools Will Not Be Administered This Year, But That Won’t Stop Betsy
Remember that when we talk about Betsy DeVos we are discussing a person whose confirmation hearing in 2017 when selected for her post was not only a disaster but proved to all education experts that she had absolutely no idea about education. In that hearing: She did not know what IDEA was – the Individuals … Continue reading The Very Test That DeVos Uses To Stigmatize Public Schools Will Not Be Administered This Year, But That Won’t Stop Betsy
One Thing You Can’t Get On Black Friday (In This Pandemic): Enough Substitute Teachers
I work in a school system that has over 80 schools, 50,000+ students, and according to the official school system website "employs more than 7,200 people, including about 4,200 classroom and part-time teachers." There are supposedly around 1000 substitute teachers on the official sub list in the county. That does not mean that there are … Continue reading One Thing You Can’t Get On Black Friday (In This Pandemic): Enough Substitute Teachers
Thankful To Be Part Of “The Village of Champions”
Just in case you have not seen this on Lewisville-Clemmons Road coming in from the US 421 side: Hope we have a chance to add to that legacy when we get back to playing sports. And wouldn't it be nice to see it on every "city limit" sign coming into Clemmons?
“As God as My Witness, I Thought Turkeys Could Fly” – What WKRP In Cincinnati Says About School ReOpening Plans
“As God as my witness, I thought turkeys could fly.” – Arthur Carlson, General Manager of WKRP, a fictional radio station in Cincinnati. It’s Thanksgiving , and I just watched this episode again and it makes me laugh at how it wonderfully pens human nature which tends to be full of lofty, sometimes monetarily-induced, intentions but short … Continue reading “As God as My Witness, I Thought Turkeys Could Fly” – What WKRP In Cincinnati Says About School ReOpening Plans
Heroes in March Then Cowards in November. Actually, I Am Neither.
The year 2020 is all but guaranteed to reside in the mind and memories of public school educators well after their careers in teaching are over. At least parts of two school years will involve a virtual component or a highly stressful in-person situation within a pandemic that is not anywhere under control in an … Continue reading Heroes in March Then Cowards in November. Actually, I Am Neither.
Dear Mark Johnson: Do At Least One Good Thing Before You Go
Mark Johnson has well over a month still in his term and while we could spend entire days discussing the magnitude of how poorly he did his elected duty, he can end his tumultuous term by doing one good thing for our schools and students: act to negate the use of federal and state mandated … Continue reading Dear Mark Johnson: Do At Least One Good Thing Before You Go
About The Doctor’s Opinion: Using Science Without Leadership Is Our Biggest Concern
I am no medical expert. I am no scientist. I do not know the responsibility, stress, and burden that medical professionals are really carrying with them right now as the country begins to experience this recent surge of a new virus. I can't even imagine what the past 8 months have been like for hospitals. … Continue reading About The Doctor’s Opinion: Using Science Without Leadership Is Our Biggest Concern
When A School Board Member Wants To Pit Parents Versus Teachers
Forget that there is a pandemic going on and that an even bigger surge of infection is occurring right now. Forget that this state has not funded adequately for safe reopenings. Forget that it is a virus and a horrible national response that is the cause of all of this. Forget that it seems that … Continue reading When A School Board Member Wants To Pit Parents Versus Teachers