Published work

May 2018

NC teacher thugs are coming to Raleigh

(repost Diane Ravitch)

For teachers, May 16 about more than paychecks (op-ed version)

For NC teachers it’s about more than the paycheck

(repost Washington Post)

NC Professional Teaching Standards encourage advocacy

(repost Diane Ravitch)

North Carolina teachers ready their megaphones to demand change in priorities

(repost Washington Post)

April 2018

Students need trauma-informed care

March 2018

A teacher was accused of lacking testosterone for opposing giving guns to educators.  Here’s what his 7th graders said about that.

February 2018

Giving teachers guns won’t make schools safer

The legislature passed a temporary class size fix.  But it’s still not enough.

January 2018

Unintended consequences:  Legislation deserves the educator’s touch

(repost Washington Post)

A Defense of Creative Writing in the Age of Standardized Testing

(repost Diane Ravitch)

(repost Washington Post)

Catastrophe looms over unfunded class size mandate

Performance pay for educators fails to take into account the true value they add

(repost Washington Post)

December 2017

Peace Corps story translated/published in Albanian (original here)

NC Senate excuses on class size mandate don’t pass smell test

                                                             (repost)

November 2017

Cost of NC Senate inaction on class size mandate

                                                             (repost)

Impact of standardized testing on writing instruction and ability

                                                             (repost)

 

October 2017

Importance of multiple measures of success in education

                                            (repost, Diane Ravitch)

                                            (repost, Washington Post)

 

August 2017

Why business principles don’t work in education

                                     (repost, Diane Ravitch) 

                                     (repost, Washington Post)

 

June 2017

Peace Corps bio article

Teacher raises don’t move the needle enough

Changes to retiree health benefits will harm teacher recruitment in NC

 

May 2017

Too much screen time in our classrooms?

                                         (repost

                                         (repost

 

April 2017

Solution to class size legislation debacle just delays the problem for a year

Teacher pay raises are eclipsed by rising health care premiums

                                                                     (repost

 

March 2017

Peace Corps story about eating a raw goat spleen

Class size legislation may reduce arts/PE offerings

 

February 2017

Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools must do more to protect children of immigrants

                                                                       (repost

                                                                       (repost

 

December 2016

District plan could weaken award-winning language magnet program

 

October 2016

Why I stopped assigning homework

 

August 2016

ESSA may provide opportunity to pay for National Board certification

 

July 2016

Democracy, not coups, needed in Turkey

 

June 2016

Background check bill could strip licenses of teachers who protest

Negative impact of standardized testing on our students

 

 

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