Tag Archives: programming

Governor’s Grades Shine Clear Light on Inequities

Governor LePage’s recent distribution of grades to schools could be considered a call to action in the state of Maine. We certainly did not learn anything new from the list. We already knew that standardized testing scores usually reflect community wealth. However the list does do a nice job of shining a clear light on […]

Teachers Need a Seat at the Table

What’s the surest way of improving student performance in Maine’s troubled schools? Break down the bureaucratic chains that control what goes on and invite the teachers to the decision-making table. Amongst my teaching acquaintances I do not know many who report having been offered a legitimate seat at the table where the important programming decisions […]