Black America web reports that Michal Bell, one of the Jena Six, is still in jail. And it’s not a juvenile facility either. Mychal Bell, 17, in jail since January, is unable to meet the $90,000 bond. On Friday, state appeals court threw out his conviction of aggravated battery, saying Bell shouldn’t have been tried […]Read More Mychal Bell, one of the Jena Six, his conviction overturned, still sits in jail.
One of my favorite YouTube clips.Read More Love this.
Machu Picchu tour guide, Beto. “That’s mixing tzimmes with borscht,” my mom used to say. Yiddish for apples and oranges. Long posts have become difficult now that I’m back teaching. 95 students today. Yes, my think-tank friends. Some of us with views on education actually teach children. In a classroom no less. So, this is […]Read More Tzimmes and borscht.
The first day of school was August 20th. It was an Institute Day. The lounge question after an Institute Day or Staff Development Day (another is coming up in October) is why are they always so bad? Scott McLeod, on Tech Learning asks that same question. But I have to say that as teachers we […]Read More Pulling my hair out: Staff development.
It was in the fifties this morning, but it was sunny. So if I sat in the sun and wore a sweatshirt, I could still have my coffee outside. Division Street looked sweet. Thousands of anti-war protesters marched through Washington today. There was some confrontations with the D.C. cops. The NY Times reported that Army […]Read More Three over coffee.
Black students couldn’t sit under the tree. With thousands of protesters planning to march on Jena, Louisiana on Thursday, the state appeals court vacated the conviction of one of the six black students who had been charged with murder. Louisiana’s 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals, acting on an emergency defense appeal, ruled that the Mychal […]Read More Jena Six conviction overturned.
To those who have complained that the NEA “suits” in DC have sold out their membership on NCLB, check out David Hoff’s blog at Edweek. Hoff covers the NCLB hearings. The union had at least one of its members from every congressional district represented on the Education and Labor Committee. The union brigade stood out […]Read More There was an NEA member from every district.
I’m officially retiring Rotherham Watch. It’s not that I’m going to leave the little union-bashing, Republicrat alone. But now that Alexander Russo stole my idea, it’s just no fun anymore. I guess nobody was amused by Russo’s education hotties feature.Read More I’m officially retiring Rotherham Watch. Russo stole my idea.
I really liked Leo’s post today. I just wanted to say that.Read More Leo Casey teaches writing.