If you want to make a lot of money and screw over millions of children, particularly inner-city children, all at the same time (and who doesn’t want to do that?), then join my favorite Governor Paul LePage and invest heavily in on-line learning. Studies have shown on-line learning to be a total sham when it […]
Joseph K. is a 24-year veteran of LAUSD, a former mentor teacher twice named a Johns Hopkins University Teaching Fellow, who now teaches poor, inner-city children who wake up every morning in their gang-ridden, drug-infested neighborhoods at five a.m. to catch the bus by six. He teaches the old-fashioned way – by ignoring standardized test […]
Joseph K. relates how an assessment of his teaching through a quick 3-minute observation can lead to snap judgments, many of them superficial and wrong, about his overall effectiveness as a teacher and the entirety of his lesson plan.
By Joseph K. We are being asked (key word “asked”) to be trained (key word “trained”, like dogs,) by Pearson “Learning” August 29th and 30th. Pearson is going to pay us. Make no mistake, ladies and gentlemen, the money they are going to pay us is blood money. And the blood money they are going […]
Joseph K. asks if we’d fire oncologists who lose 50% of their patients to cancer, or police officers who fail to eradicate all crime. That’s the twisted Kafka-esque logic of No Child Left Behind, says this longtime public school teacher.
Two teachers, a student, and an independent scholar of religion and the First Amendment join K12NN as contributors.