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At Age 43, I Finally Learned How to Read

At Age 43, I Finally Learned How to Read

I am a high school principal in New York City. Well, kind of. But that’s not the point. The point is that after fifteen years in Education, I have known about the link between reading and writing because some of the best ELA teachers in NYC worked for me and they...

The Benefits of Early Childhood Education

The Benefits of Early Childhood Education

I am torn when thinking of early childhood education. Children's’ experiences in their first three years of life are the most crucial to their longtime life outcomes. Ideally, all young humans would be allowed to spend those early years with one or more loving parents...

Racial Bias in Education

Racial Bias in Education

Students who experience a transformational educational experience usually do so because an adult in a school saw their potential well before they saw it themselves. The converse is also true.   Teachers expect that 58 percent of their white high school students...

Why is the U.S. Education System Failing?

Why is the U.S. Education System Failing?

The United States spends on average $16,268 a year on each student. The global average is $10,759. Spending so much money on each student may make it seem like the U.S. is offering a better quality of education, but that assumption would be wrong. In fact, American...

Where are the Teachers?

Where are the Teachers?

If you are young and you want to make a positive contribution to society it is likely that teaching will come across your radar as a career worth considering: an opportunity to address a spectrum of our nation’s challenges at their roots be they economic, cultural,...

The Benefits of a Career in Education

The Benefits of a Career in Education

Teaching is arguably the most frustrating job. Students hate school, parents and administrators love to blame teachers, and while one-on-one instruction is hard enough, teachers have to teach several classes. There is an opposing argument that teaching is, in fact,...