8 07, 2014
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    Exclusive interview – A TFA teacher working at Success Academy, Part 1

Exclusive interview – A TFA teacher working at Success Academy, Part 1

By |July 8th, 2014|Charter schools, Research, Teach for America|3 Comments|

About this time last year I met Steve. I was conducting research for What They Don’t Teach You and hoping to speak with a couple TFA teachers from around the country. Steve was just about to leave for the Teach for America training institute and got in touch, so our first conversation occurred months before he’d […]

18 06, 2014

A letter from me to you

By |June 18th, 2014|Self|0 Comments|

Dear readers,

I didn’t intend to take nearly a month off from talking with you. I swear, I didn’t mean it.

You see, I never do things by halves. Either commit yourself fully or not at all because otherwise, what’s the point? It’s a trait that’s both blessing and curse. I quit my job when I […]

28 05, 2014

Education reform is pointless if corruption remains

By |May 28th, 2014|Controversial, Government, Self|1 Comment|

 Nearly five years ago I was struck with terrible, breathtaking, sharp shooting pains just behind my eye. Frighteningly sudden, these episodes would leave me dizzy and disoriented, sometimes coming in waves throughout the day. I found it difficult to live a normal life. After many scans, numerous specialists, and some time I was diagnosed […]

22 05, 2014

Neil deGrasse Tyson explains Bill Gates’ wealth

By |May 22nd, 2014|Controversial, Interesting|0 Comments|

This video excerpt comes from a talk deGrasse Tyson gave waaaaay back in 2011 when Gates was worth approximately $50 billion.

As of 2014, Gates is now worth around $76-77 billion. Just a little perspective for you this fine Thursday…

FYI, I’ll pick up anything silver ;)

EDIT: From the comments section on Reddit where I first […]

19 05, 2014

If you see something, say something

By |May 19th, 2014|Self|0 Comments|

To cover the costs of running Honest Practicum, I’ve decided to put ads up on the site. They aren’t obtrusive and they shouldn’t bother your reading experience but they will help pay for the server time I use! Problem is, Google picks the ads based, in part, on the content in my site. You […]

17 05, 2014

The Power of Agreement

By |May 17th, 2014|Assessment, Common Core, Government, Guest post|0 Comments|

As I write this blog two events are occurring.  One is the subtle power of agreement between political parties and educational groups on the disservice and negative impact Common Core is having and will continue to have if allowed to be fully implemented. Second is the not so quiet rebellion by stakeholders at the […]