The task of the excellent teacher is to stimulate "apparently ordinary" people to unusual effort. The tough problem is not in identifying winners: it is in making winners out of ordinary people. ~K. Patricia Cross
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The Plight of Education in our American Public School System—Part Two: School Teachers Must Be Celebrated Not Tolerated

    American teachers must be celebrated! In the United States, there are a two or three professions that have long been recognized as occupations of high repute; medical doctors, lawyers, and accountants. There is a general consensus that typically … Read More

The Plight of Education in our American Public School System—Part One

The Plight of Education in our American Public School System—Part One While tertiary education in America still holds a strong place in the world’s ranking of education, the United States ranks number 14th on the list in primary (1-8 grade) … Read More

We’re Speaking. . .but Nobody’s Listening

We’re Speaking. . .but Nobody’s Listening In May of 2015 a negligence lawsuit was filed against the Norman Public School District (Oklahoma) and its superintendent for violating the Constitutional rights of a student diagnosed with disabilities and special needs, leaving … Read More

The Persistence of Callous Leadership

Hartford Board of Education, Superintendent Dr. Beth Schiavino-Narvaez, Chair-Attorney Richard Wareing, Dr. Gislaine Ngounou and  The Persistence of Callous Leadership. Compassion, love, and heartfelt are not usually words associated with education, especially in most cities, but it should be. Instead, … Read More