Compassion in education

People who know me or pay attention to my Facebook page or my website are probably familiar with one of my favorite quotes: “Pay attention not only to the cultivation of knowledge but to the cultivation of qualities of the heart, so that at the end of education, not only will you be knowledgeable, butContinue reading “Compassion in education”

“Hubris” -the likely downfall of Gov. Walker? (via Teacher Reality)

For anyone still confused about what’s really happening in Wisconsin, this is an excellent, real-life summary of what’s at stake. Not politics, not ideologies. Just the real situation of so many real people and what they stand to lose if Walker’s bill passes. Please read it and share it. Marc Sears. a former public schoolContinue reading ““Hubris” -the likely downfall of Gov. Walker? (via Teacher Reality)”

“Kill Bill Vol 3”: Education on the chopping block

Wisconsin is in serious trouble.  Their budget is bleeding and they need to stop the wound.  So newly-elected governor Scott Walker has proposed to slash state spending in drastic ways, and the state legislature is fast-tracking the budget proposal for a vote this week.  Tomorrow, in fact. If that budget passes, Wisconsin will not merelyContinue reading ““Kill Bill Vol 3”: Education on the chopping block”