KIPP’s Teaching Demands are Stringent

This is the continuation of my previous post regarding a local KIPP school.  If you haven’t had a chance to read that, it is located here. In this KIPP school, it’s hard work for the teachers too.  They promise to follow through on returning phone calls and e-mails. All KIPP schools are designed to prepare […]

Four Ideas for Improving Our Schools

On August 22 of this year, Roger Pancoast of Jacksonville had some intriguing ideas about improving our schools.  He stated the following: “Several recent Times-Union articles and a couple of thought-provoking letters dealt with the question of who really has the ability to improve public education in this county. But teachers can’t teach because of […]

Teacher of the Year Makes Surprising Decision

This is the continuing story of Christopher Harvey, a distinguished National Board Certified teacher of the year.  If you have not had the opportunity to read my previous two posts about Chris, what you’re about to read about here won’t be much of a surprise. This is the concluding portion of an opinion piece Chris […]