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.

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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…

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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.
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