Tag Archives: 3rd grade retention

Recession Proof Does Not Mean Poverty Proof- Get Out and VOTE!

Once I decided that I was going to become a teacher, I pursued jobs that I thought could prepare me for my future career. I worked for The Children’s Center Rehabilitation Hospital. I was an education assistant and rehabilitation aide … Continue reading

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Retention, Petitions, and House Bills, OH MY!

I am terrified of the retention portion of the Reading Sufficiency Act (RSA). We need to support HB 2625 (without amendments) to help defeat one-test retention. Recently, I read a post from Claudia Swisher about her love for To Kill a … Continue reading

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Get ready to fight

Oklahoma education stakeholders, the fight has already started. Ms. Swisher and I were definitely on the same page today: read her post. Ms. Swisher, this is phenomenal. Although I don’t know you personally, your commitment to the “family business” is … Continue reading

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Houston, we have a (testing) problem

Our students are over-tested and over-stressed. Non educators are falling for the pretense that standardized testing is essential in determining the present levels of our students. Sadly, these tests often become political pawns that check-mate public ignorance. These tests usually … Continue reading

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