Ms. Katie's Ramblings
Saturday, October 22, 2016
The New Best Way to Destroy Special Education
The best lies are always ones based in some truth. The newest austerity project for districts across the nation, including the Chicago Pub...
Saturday, October 8, 2016
An Open Letter to Hillary Clinton, From a Chicago Teacher
Dear Madame Secretary, I am writing to you today from Chicago on behalf of all the children, famil...
Saturday, July 16, 2016
New CPS School Budgets are Stinky Turd Lumps
CPS has done it again. If you thought " Student Based Budgeting " was a bad idea (it is) ...
Saturday, June 4, 2016
The Obscenity of Teaching in These Times
**I am beyond angry. Beware strong language ahead.** It feels like the world is crumbling around us. Our state remains without a budget-t...
Monday, May 30, 2016
The Limits of Social Justice Curriculum
For a number of decades now, the topic of social justice curriculum has dominated the progressive wing of education. Teaching culturally-rel...
Monday, April 18, 2016
The Problem with Common Core Math Standards
Here is a comment I wrote last year about my own experiences and thoughts on the Common Core math standards written on Diane Ravitch's ...
PARCC is the Worst Test I've Ever Seen
Here are some more thoughts on the PARCC test: I administered the test to third and fourth graders with disabilities (8 & 9 years o...
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