Showing posts from April, 2013

Just Breathe

For the past year I have educated myself, gotten involved, publicly stood up for what I believed in, severely doubted myself, allowed disappointment to set in when a major detour showed up, got back up and brushed myself off before setting off again, and also in the process gave my son a first hand lesson in civil disobedience.

All in the name of public education.

Over the past two weeks, my son has sat for 270 minutes in school and done...nothing.  He did not read, he did not write, he did not speak.  He sat there.  Because that's what his school administration said he must do.

Over the past two weeks, I have found myself talking to anyone who would listen about how the New York state assessments are severely flawed, and how this Race To The Top that we're in is a catastrophe waiting to happen.  A few parents have stepped forward and joined this movement...okay, it's more than a few.  More like a few THOUSAND.  We're from all across the state but our message is the s…