Sunday Teacher Wonk Time: What We Have Here Is a NM PED Failure to Communicate

A poll of Burque Babble readers would probably reveal there are very few Burque Babble readers, while also pointing out that a very high percentage of those few who drop by are are New Mexico K-12 teachers.  Hello, New Mexico K-12 teachers! In what may be a fairly regular “feature” (or just a one-shot deal), we’ll go… Read More Sunday Teacher Wonk Time: What We Have Here Is a NM PED Failure to Communicate

Kathy Korte: You Have Nothing to Lose NM, but Your Characters

“During an emotional outburst at last week’s Albuquerque Public Schools board meeting, member Kathy Korte said she is “so goddamn grateful she (her eldest of four children, a high school senior) is leaving the public schools” system at the end of the school year.” – ” Testing Sparks Korte Outburst at APS Meeting,” Albuquerque Journal… Read More Kathy Korte: You Have Nothing to Lose NM, but Your Characters

A Very Short Primer: How to Find Out What PED is Doing

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

APS Job Openings Update, 10.15.14: Yawn. Subs and Nobody Are Teaching Your Children

Our continuing series of reports on how many people don’t want to work for the Albuquerque Public Schools continues.  When last we looked at the APS Jobs page, things had gotten so bad, so long into the Fall Semester that KOB-TV actually did a story about it (one in which the District and the story… Read More APS Job Openings Update, 10.15.14: Yawn. Subs and Nobody Are Teaching Your Children

Colorado’s AP Mess, Standardized Tests and Getting it “Wrong”

I’ll admit it, for the past ten years or so I’ve taught “The Gifted.”  Actually, this year I’m doing a little something different (more about that another time), but my background is in dealing with little people a whole hell of a lot smarter than your humble blogger.  It’s a wonderful letting go of ego… Read More Colorado’s AP Mess, Standardized Tests and Getting it “Wrong”