John Oliver Gets American Public Education

https://youtu.be/J6lyURyVz7k For those who missed it, John Oliver did a blistering +12 min piece on public education, standardized tests, and the Pearson Mafia. What makes the comedic send up both funny and alarming is his ability to simplify the complex psuedo-monopoly, that is the Common Core, even though state and federal officials continue to blindly… Continue reading John Oliver Gets American Public Education

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Most Writing is On-Demand (but who should it be written for?)

A student's writing may not save the world or become a best seller but it may help save them from being blind to the details of the world around them. It can become a springboard for them to find, as I did, an inner voice and the strength to use it.