After an arduous six months of teaching and learning I am FINALLY finished with course work and spring semester. I am now finishing up my Dissertation Proposal and look forward to defending it by mid summer.
It's been a long time, I shouldn't have left you...
Now that I am back, I want to briefly revisit the last blog post I wrote way back in December. It seems as if Education Week has caught onto the idea that teachers need to be more politically astute and aware. In her article Ms. Van Shura stresses that educators must become political animals (Why Educators Must Become Political Animals). I too echoed the same sentiment in my last post. Interesting.
An internet note, I've recently been spending time on the Student's First (the new non-profit education reform group created by Michelle Rhee) Facebook page (Students First FB Page). While I have never been a 100% supporter of anyone, I do think that much of what Ms. Rhee has done in her quest to create a better educational environment is on the right course. I encourage you to check out some of the discussions and even chime in.
Over the course of the next few weeks as we lead up to the SOS March and Call to Action (SOS) I'll be discussing in greater detail some of the topics raised on the SF page, and other ideas that I have been kicking around in my mind since I've started this PhD process.
I look forward to a more regular dialog on this page. Please, let's remember to be civil. - Peace