Nov 19, 2014

School Funding Reform, Hard Work and Fraught with Potential

Because of the primacy of equity as a goal in school finance system design, the formulas disproportionately benefit less wealthy districts and those with high concentrations of needier students. … because of the universal impact on communities, school finance legislation requires broad political buy-in.

I think it is worth contrasting the ...

Nov 02, 2014

NaNo(Blo)WriMo

November marks the start of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). The quick version is folks band together and support each other to write 50,000 words in November.

I would love to write a novel one day. I am not sure I could do it well, but I am pretty ...

Oct 06, 2014

Growing Up in the Internet Hate Machine

A terrible thing is happening this year. Women all across the internet are finding themselves the target of violence, simply for existing. Women are being harassed for talking about video games, women are being harassed for talking about the technology industry, women are being harassed for talking, women are being ...

Jun 13, 2014

When We Legislate and Ajudicate Our World View

The Vergara v. California case has everyone in education talking. Key teacher tenure provisions in California are on the ropes, presumably because of the disparate impact on teacher, annd therefore education, quality for students who are less fortunate.

I have fairly loosely held views about the practice of tenure itself ...

May 20, 2014

They really don’t make them like they used to…

I have never found dictionaries or even a thesaurus particularly useful as part of the writing process. I like to blame this on my lack of creative careful writing.

But just maybe, I have simply been using the wrong dictionaries. It is hard not to be seduced by the seeming ...