Wishful Thinking

Reflections of a Second-career Math Teacher

Posting one of my replies to a comment thread on Diane Ravitch’s blog for her post: “Are TFA Teachers “Highly Qualified”?  I expect my comment to elicit meaningful discourse, if not some passionate statements.  While my thoughts on this matter might make some uncomfortable, I believe it is critical that we realistically assess what we are asked to do as teachers, and the likelihood we can succeed, even with professional development / training.  Parents, guardians, and students expect no less than honest opinions on what they should receive from public education.


Dave aka Mr. Math Teacher     July 20, 2012 at 3:33 am

Hi JJ.  This is a reply to your July 20, 2012 at 12:41 am comment where you stated: “…any good teacher or administrator knows tht placing these [sped] kids in inclusion or mainstream setting is [sic] mea ingress unless you do provide…

View original post 351 more words

About Dave aka Mr. Math Teacher

Secondary math teacher teaching math intervention, algebra 1, honors precalculus, and AP Calculus AB. I spent 25 years in high tech in engineering, marketing, sales and business development roles in the satellite communications, GPS, semiconductor, and wireless industries. I am awed by the potential in our nation's youth and I hope to instill in them the passion to improve our world at local, state, national, and global levels.
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s