Ms. Katie's Ramblings
Saturday, February 21, 2015
How the Sorting Game Hurts
Chicago has a long, racist history of sorting kids by race and class, thanks largely to highly-segre...
Saturday, January 24, 2015
I Don't Know How to Teach Under EdReform
It's formal observation time at my elementary school. In the Chicago Public Schools, we have a new evaluation system that mandates a l...
Sunday, November 30, 2014
Forget Winter, PARCC Is Coming...
My school is drowning under the ridiculous Common Core Standards. Everything I know to do to inspir...
Saturday, October 18, 2014
How Testing is Destroying My School
Testing is out of control in our schools. I knew this before I stepped back into a public school classroom this past September after teach...
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Why Teach For America’s Push for “Diversity” Should Not Be Celebrated
Yesterday, I was disappointed to see Teaching Tolerance-a social justice education resource which I...
Friday, August 29, 2014
Parents of Chicago: Questions You Must Ask About Your Child’s School This Year
1) How many teachers/staff left the year before and why? Schools all over Chicago are in chaos...
Tuesday, January 7, 2014
Chicago’s Arctic Freeze Brings Up the Question: What is the Purpose of Schools?
An interesting discussion broke out over the recent announcement by the Chicago Public Schools to keep schools open despite a dangerous ext...
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