Bad Teachers Hail APS Switch of Snow Make-Up Days

Albuquerque– The Albuquerque Federation of Bad Teachers (AFBT) today praised the Albuquerque Public School decision to do away with planned student-led conferences and pretty much have school over before Memorial Day. “This decision marks a victory for all teaching burn-outs, and will allow each of us to return to the backbone of our teaching practice,… Read More Bad Teachers Hail APS Switch of Snow Make-Up Days

Friday Distraction 2.18.11: Social Promotion Research Materials

Not so much of a post today, merely some docs/webpages to ponder over a cup of coffee or seven today and this weekend.  Let’s start with a paraphrase from NM Governor Susana Martinez: “Martinez said roughly 80 percent of the state’s fourth-grade students do not read at a proficient level.” The story linked above is… Read More Friday Distraction 2.18.11: Social Promotion Research Materials

Governor Susana Martinez: Grade “F”

As any teacher can tell you, those little letters we call “grades” are important. Colleagues, how many times have you spent untold minutes explaining in detail strengths and deficiencies of a student in your content area to parents/children, thoroughly going over intricate details gleaned from years of professional training and expertise, only to have both parent and… Read More Governor Susana Martinez: Grade “F”