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10 Things Teachers Really Want To Tell Parents

What Teachers Really Want to Say to Parents

My husband sent me this great article from CNN. It saddens me that teachers are bearing the brunt of negativity that bears resemblance to a Salem Witch Hunt because the U.S. education system is failing in the inner city. It’s not the teacher’s fault; the roots for the demise lay in No Child Left Behind but I digress. Read more…

Gifted and Talented Program at Risk

Gift and Talented Program (GATE)

When I was a kid growing up in California, our public school system went from being one of the best, with a high per capita spend, to one of the worst. Why? Proposition 13. I was too young to really understand it, but I do remember having classroom sizes in elementary school in the 30-32 range. But I was also in the Mentally Gifted Minor Program that later changed names to the GATE (Gifted and Talented Something) Program — the switch was to squeeze in “talented” kids who didn’t quite score in the cut off range. Read more…