Howdy Burque Babble Friends: If you’re not already aware, I’ve started up a new blog (because by God we don’t have enough blogs!) called “Better Burque.” The idea is to, uh, umm…well, ah shucks: make Burque Better. The idea is to also induct, cajole and corral interested parties in joining me at Better Burque as… Read More Moving For The Better
Do I really want to write about the Albuquerque Teachers Federation, the American Federation of Teachers and teachers’ unions in general? Does anyone really want to read anything anybody, especially me, would write about these entities? I know the answer to Question #1 is no, and strongly suspect the answer to Question #2 is “Hell… Read More Scot’s Teacher Union Confessional
Over the years, Burque Babble has had a little Friday tradition called the “Friday Diversion.” It has never caught on like “Throwback Thursday” and I guess “Follow Friday (FF)” on Twitter probably gets more usage than any single “Diversion” has times approximately the grains of sand at Ipanema Beach. So let’s try something new. Given the… Read More Test Scores, Gambling, Pay-Offs and More Testing: The NME for Week of 10.19/10.23.15
Where were we? My bicycle tour of 2015 is over, the watching of the far less important Tour de France is mid-Pyrenees and all that means it must be time to start thinking about K-12 education again. Really? Do I have to? It is a bit of a daunting proposition, to wade once again into… Read More Time to Ramp Up, 2015-2016
If you’ve been on the planet long enough, say more than five to ten minutes, you’ve probably figured out that humans are flawed beings. Knowledge of this, over time, accumulates and by the time you’re, say, 53 years-old (just to pick a completely hypothetical number), you’ve got quite the mountain of evidence. Humans are messed… Read More Albuquerque Public Schools: ¿Quién es Más Desordenado?
Now that the Cold War between NM Public Education Department and Albuquerque Public Schools has begun to thaw in what should be a loverly detente, here’s a question from an APS official, me, regarding the Kremlin PED. Does “Joslyn Overby” exist? Like most Cold War matters, the question above is one filled with intrigue and… Read More Will the PED/APS Thaw Lead to Bona Fide Teacher/PED Communication?
We live in very interesting news-gathering times. The Internet has made us a deal: each of us gets to be a reporter/publisher, but the established sources of information (newspaper, TV/Radio) don’t do nearly as much reporting as they used to. For instance, there just aren’t as many newspaper as there used to be. Most folks… Read More A Very Short Primer: How to Find Out What PED is Doing