I found some MONEY!


 

Equity in education through a different lens: On my way home I was replaying my day, as usual, and this is what I came up with. Teachers out there please let me know your thoughts.

If teachers have to teach to the test, maybe we do not need to spend money in books, because they are unnecessary. I figured if you purchase a textbook, just one per core class, meaning English, Math, Science and Social Studies at $75.00 a piece, that’s $300.00 per child. Now multiply that for the number of students in your system.

Teaching to the test is not about learning, is about playing a number game. I want for Congress to stop their foolishness and re-authorize ESEA NOW, with an emphasis on academic growth for each student attending our public schools.

We must find the courage to do the right thing, equity in education for ALL!

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About drcorretjer

Doctorate in Administrator Leadership for Teaching and Learning. Vast experience working with English language Learners and their families. Has successfully implemented programs that increased parental involvement in schools and professional collaboration among teachers. Has presented at local, state, and national levels on the topics of curriculum and best teaching practices for English Language Learners. Specialized in alternative assessments for English Language Learners to include portfolios. My goal at this time is to mentor,and nurture new teachers or prospective teachers. I'd like to create a bridge between their college education and the realities of a public school classroom. I believe we can attract and retain the best and the brightest if we provide them with a real foundation and help them be successful. Our children deserve that. Publications: Listen to me: Exploring students' voices regarding homework Lambert Academic Publishing |May 11, 2011 Most of the research conducted about homework is based on adults’ perspectives. This case study explored the perspectives of 5th and 6th grade students in comparison with 10 teachers’ perceptions regarding homework completion. The author administered questionnaires and conducted in depth interviews using a stratified purposive sample and extreme case sampling; which educed the participants’ perceptions and practices about homework. The students’ represented 4 distinct groups: English Language Learners, general education, gifted and talented and special education. The teachers’ instruct 5th and 6th grade. The results of the study indicate that students do not complete their homework because they find it too hard, boring, or they do not understand it. Interestingly, students think that worksheets are hard and boring. However, they are not against homework! This book should benefit teachers, parents, school administrators and staff developers. It would also help develop homework practices that would increase homework completion and student learning. This book brings out the voices of the students to the forefront. After all, they are the ones doing the homework. Listen to them!
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