"Principals don't represent teachers. They represent the administration. A teacher in the classroom is one of the most difficult work situations to keep in balance. A teacher's classroom is his/her kingdom until...until he/she does…"
"I agree with you on the need for men teaching at the elementary level. My daughter had a man as a first grade teacher. To this day she refers to him as one of the best teachers she ever had.
I should not have tried to put a name and a face to what…"
"Delwyn, the situation in Wisconsin is already effecting schools in our state. Teachers being hired from Teach for America are not members of a union and are not paid as much as regular teachers. Nor will they be allowed to teach long enough to get…"
"The situation regarding the showdown in Wisconsin has become far greater than Wisconsin itself. Wisconsin was merely the starting point, the place where the Republican template for the destruction of public employees unions was put into effect.
"We've been talking money and taxes and parity of tax laws and class differences and foreign aid. We have strayed far from what is happening in Wisconsin and the effect the events there have had on other states with Republican governors who have…"
"Thank you, Samuel. This issue is a complex one and not one that we can gloss over or even find a one-size-fits-all answer. We have to become serious. We have to be willing to take the time and trouble to listen to all sides of the issue to find…"
"No, Brenda, I don't think I am off topic or responding to the wrong discussion or placing my information in the wrong discussion area. The Republican Party has decided to wage an all out war on the public service unions because they are they…"
"My daughter has been working furiously, attempting to get a masters degree in teaching. She is 23. She already knows she will not be paid as much as people with masters degrees in other areas. She knows that she will be putting her life on the line…"
"I saw "Thurgood." I was both inspired and saddened at the same time. I look at Clarence Thomas and think, "You're not Thurgood Marshall, nor could you ever be." Aside from the content of the one-man performance, the talent…"