Muse: The Resistance

Short Notes: On The Brink Of

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A few notes: I haven’t done this short notes format because I’ve had more to talk about topically. Now, I have a lot less time but more things happening. Perfect for this format. I’ve noticed that many educators in the digital age have taken on the vision of Frank McCourt, who once said that, when it comes to K-12 education, they never ask teachers, but ask the “leaders.” Not that …

Frank McCourt

Frank McCourt and The Whole Teacher Respect Issue

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Today, I read a great article from Leonie Haimson of Class Size Matters via the Huffington Post in which she lauds the virtues of the recently late Frank McCourt, former great NYC public school teacher and author of Angela’s Ashes. In the article, I found this point by McCourt particularly poignant: When did you last see a teacher on a talk show? Movie stars and athletes and politicians — criminals! …