Monthly Archives: August 2016

Poisoning classrooms, Trump-style

  Donald Trump may never be elected president, I hope, but he already has poisoned not only the political debate in the United States but also the atmosphere in some classrooms. He is one of the last individuals any young … Continue reading

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What about STAAR doesn’t the education commissioner understand?

  In published comments this week, state Education Commissioner Mike Morath seemed confused about the STAAR testing regime and its negative impact on students. Either that, or he was talking out of both sides of his mouth. In a visit … Continue reading

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Trump’s low standard of education

  If there is anything that Donald Trump says that you can believe it is his statement, initially made several months ago, that “I love the poorly educated.” That’s because then – and now – a major source of his … Continue reading

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Who would like a classroom full of Donald Trumps?

  Donald Trump knows only slightly more about education than my pet puppy does, and he is less well-behaved. Trump demonstrates just about every bad character trait that educators warn their students against. He’s a bully, a bigot and a … Continue reading

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