Three Video Links In Response to Sandia HS’s New IB Program

I like the International Baccalaureate idea. And I like the idea of educational folks ’round here trying new ideas, especially ideas that don’t involve every single school doing things exactly the same.  Rah.  Rah. On the other hand, my aversion to public relations/marketing/sales exceeds retching and approaches metaphorical projectile vomiting when I read press releases… Read More Three Video Links In Response to Sandia HS’s New IB Program

Dear NM K-12 Teacher Evaluating Administrator

Have I told you lately that I love you?   NM Governor Susana Martinez wants increased shows of teacher/principal love… While it does not call for an across-the-board salary hike, the executive branch’s spending plan would provide $11 million in merit-based pay raises for teachers who score highly in newly implemented state evaluations. Those merit-based… Read More Dear NM K-12 Teacher Evaluating Administrator

K-12 Cognitive Dissonance: Michelle Rhee

The grades are out from Michelle Rhee, you know Michelle Rhee…and New Mexico sucks.  Shocking, I know. Question is…if Rhee’s “Students First” boondoggle thinks we suck (caution:  .pdf page), does that mean we do or don’t actually suck?  Does it mean we’re actually even worse than we thought, or does the view of a “educational reformer” like… Read More K-12 Cognitive Dissonance: Michelle Rhee