Monthly Archives: February 2011

The Perils of Poverty and Its Effect on the Achievement Gap

As a student teacher, I teach two classes, Algebra 1 and AP Statistics.  There are 37 Algebra 1 students ranging from 9th graders through 12th graders, some taking it for the first time, others for the third time.  Just over … Continue reading

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Math is not fun!

I just completed writing my comments below for an assignment in my curricula and instruction course in my ed program.  I drank way too much tea and coffee Monday so I have not been able to get to sleep yet…so … Continue reading

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“Lies, damned lies, and statistics”

I wrote the following comment in response to a Shanker Blog post Value-Added: Theory Versus Practice which Diane Ravitch tweeted about this morning. @DianeRavitchDiane Ravitch Read this to get the back story on LA Times rating of teachers: 1 hour … Continue reading

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