Local Teacher Concurs with my Assertion

Well, actually I have more than one assertion that I have stated throughout the pages of this blog.  But at least I’ve found another teacher who agrees with me on one of them.  More about that in just a moment. Thank you for indulging my lapse into the previous miniseries regarding my recent purchase.  It’s […]

What’s Next? Red Bull Ads?

First, let me extend my apologies for not posting this past Tuesday. I experienced a frustrating glitch in the WordPress application that prevented me from being able to log in and work on my next post. Fortunately, the glitch has been taken care of and shouldn’t occur again. What follows is what I intended to […]

Taco Bell Ads in our Cafeterias

This is a continuation of my last two posts on corporate sponsorship in our schools.  If you haven’t had a chance to read them yet, the earlier one is located here. Tonya Weathersbee continued, by saying, “Recently Sen. Steve Wise, R-Jacksonville, joined his colleagues Sen. Bill Montfort, D-Tallahassee, and Rep. Brian Nelson, R-Apopka, in filing […]

Downside to Corporate Sponsorship in Schools

This is a continuation of my last post on corporate sponsorship in our schools.  If you haven’t had a chance to read yet, it’s located here. Rep. Irv Slosberg of Boca Raton, Florida, the sponsor of one of those two bills that would allow corporate advertising in schools said that he would prefer to see […]

Corporate Sponsorship in Our Schools

This is a topic that I suspect is on the minds of many of us in the world of education, as it seems to be an up-and-coming trend. Here in Jacksonville, there has been discussion and controversy about allowing corporate sponsorship in our schools, cafeterias, and buses.  The thinking, I suppose, is that if it […]

The Grade Recovery Controversy Continues

My last four posts have been devoted entirely to grade recovery.  For the sake of not getting myself stuck in a rut, this one will be the last one for awhile. Sharon Scholl of Jacksonville Beach had this to say recently: “It is impossible for the public to know what to make of the report […]

Possible Grade Recovery Solutions

This is a continuation of my previous three posts on grade recovery, the earliest of which is located here. It seems to me that there should be reasonable solutions to propose concerning grade recovery.  For starters, the school district should put together a task force with plenty of teachers and come up with some solutions. […]

Grade Recovery is Slacker Recovery

This is a continuation of my last post about grade recovery, which is located here.  You may recall a much earlier post that I wrote concerning Christopher Harvey, a former teacher of the year here in Jacksonville. He thinks that grade recovery is a big mistake.  He says the majority of the students taking grade […]

Grade Recovery is Overused

Last Tuesday, I wrote about my experiences with grade recovery as it is practiced here in Jacksonville.  If you haven’t had an opportunity to read it, it’s located here. An unsigned editorial appeared in the Florida Times-Union on December 18, 2011.  This is what it said. “In the old days, there used to be something […]

Offering Grade Recovery to Students

I don’t know whether you have “grade recovery” or its equivalent in your school system or not. But, here in Jacksonville, Florida, the people who are large and in charge have made it a district-wide policy. Once students have failed a particular class or classes, they are offered the opportunity to “recover” from the failing […]