Winston Brooks or Analee Maestas: Who’s the Story Now?

In defense of the news-gathering organizations involved, the Winston Brooks “story” at present is more about release of public records than insight into why Winston Brooks got canned with a $350,000 cherry on top.  Maddening in the lack of detail as the inadequate list o’ aggrieved ones “stories” at KOB and the Journal are, we might be… Read More Winston Brooks or Analee Maestas: Who’s the Story Now?

Just Another Teacher Retirement/Resignation Blog Post – Mine

First, the only “news” contained in this blog post:  Your humble blogger is retiring from teaching, effective January 1, 2016. By this point, there are nearly countless excellent, eloquent communications from public school teachers so fed up with the state of the profession that they feel no other option than to quit/retire. The sheer mass of these statements certainly… Read More Just Another Teacher Retirement/Resignation Blog Post – Mine

Test Scores, Gambling, Pay-Offs and More Testing: The NME for Week of 10.19/10.23.15

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

NMPSPE Film Festival, Day XXXIII: The Good ‘ol School Daze, Before Things Went Downhill Leaving Only PARCC To Save Us

Remember the good ‘ol days of education, when public school truly prepared you for life and college?  Remember when everyone was literate and a high school diploma really meant something? You know, back in the 1970s when we went to school to Texas.  You remember. Right? So does Richard Linklater in his 1993 film “Dazed… Read More NMPSPE Film Festival, Day XXXIII: The Good ‘ol School Daze, Before Things Went Downhill Leaving Only PARCC To Save Us