Teacher Sanity and Upcoming Primary Election !

Teacher Sanity and Upcoming Primary Election !

Friday the 13th receives an ominous reputation, and in education, we blame this date and full moons as the catalyst for the odd behavior of our students.  However, on Friday, March 13th, no one anticipated that this day marked a significant change in the 2019-2020...
Bills, bills, bills of 2020

Bills, bills, bills of 2020

The latest session of the West Virginia Legislature is on and while education does not appear to be prominently featured in 2020, a number of bills exist which we should mention.  The following includes thoughts on the bills where we know our stance.  This does not...
New Year, Same Legislature

New Year, Same Legislature

The year 2020 is upon us, and we love to make resolutions and goals about what we need to achieve in our lives.  This season not only brings us into a new year, but also a fresh legislative session in West Virginia.  The last two sessions produced dramatic strikes,...
The Tragedy of Baseball and Teaching

The Tragedy of Baseball and Teaching

I like baseball.   It’s a sport largely based around chance and failure.  No matter how pretty the swing, no matter how hard the collision between bat and ball, success is not guaranteed.  The best hitters in history failed to do their job about 60% of the time....
The Future Betsy DeVos Wants

The Future Betsy DeVos Wants

Ever wonder what our public school system would be like if Betsy DeVos and her Koch-affiliated cronies designed it? Well, wonder no more!  Join us for a glimpse into the future Betsy DeVos wants…         Think Tank by Cade Elkins      ...
The Chicago Way!

The Chicago Way!

Score another victory for teachers!  As of today, Chicago Public Schools and Chicago Teachers Union reached a tentative agreement (pending union member approval) which will end an 11-day strike in the third largest school district in the United States.   More than...