Month: August 2014

R.I.P. Robin Williams

I am not the type who is really into too many celebrities, whether they be actors, musicians, etc.  But I always liked Robin Williams.  He came across to me as funny, intelligent, genuine.  For somebody who has lived 63 years, with some of the experiences he has had, to decide to take their own life is …

Mike Mulgrew plays tough guy in defense of Common Core

We have written at length on this blog about the failure by our parent unions to adequeately represent the rank and file membership.  We will be addressing this issue in depth at our conference day this year and over the coming months, along with providing a potential solution.  Nowhere, however, was the disconnect between our …

And We’re Back!

There is always some sort of shift in my head once we hit August.  My brain goes from vacation mode back into school mode.  Like many teachers I start to plan for the coming school year, excited about the idea of a clean slate to start September with, yet not too thrilled with knowing the …