What’s the Real Purpose of All This Testing?

There’s a week approaching that usually arrives when the weather warms. No, not Spring Break. This week is all about stress, skill, competition, failure, and success: state standardized testing. For students, it means blood-shot eyes and frazzled nerves. For parents, some are worried but not enough. For politicians, it’s either a feather in a cap…

The Rise and Fall of Me – ch. 20/20 – Epilogue

So, where was I?  The Rise and Fall of Me: Chapter 20 of 20.  The End.  The Big Finish.  El Fin.  La Endo.  Done.  – 30 – .  (That’s a journalism thing).  Drop the mic and walk off stage.  Teaching is over, has been over for two years now, but what’s happened since?  Let’s start…