Night Owl

It’s 11:30pm, I have to wake up in 6 hours, and I’m writing this instead of going to sleep. Why? Because I’m a night owl! Waking up at 5am should be reserved for fishing trips and crazy people who run a lot before going to work, but I do it 3-5 times a week, andContinue reading “Night Owl”

United We Bargain, Divided We Beg

DCTA Talks LEAP By Bill Weisberger   Sitting in the Sandoval Room at North High School on Monday night, I was nearly brought to tears multiple times by the stories teachers told about the damaging effects of LEAP teacher evaluations in DPS. Testimony included veteran teachers demoralized by younger, less-experienced administrators, special education teachers consistently ratedContinue reading “United We Bargain, Divided We Beg”

Without Warning, Two Community Parents Deported Last Week

By Bill Weisberger, January 23, 2017 On Thursday this past week a student ducked into my room 10 minutes before the morning bell and asked if he could just sit for a while. I said sure, no problem, but when I actually looked up to see his face I realized that he had been crying. It took me asking him one timeContinue reading “Without Warning, Two Community Parents Deported Last Week”

Evaluate This

By Bill Weisberger – January 3, 2017 I read this article recently from the Washington Post outlining the reasons behind the teacher shortage across the country. The author, Valerie Strauss, writes that teacher shortages are likely due to increases in unfair teacher evaluations, high stakes testing, low pay, loss of professional autonomy and lack of resources. Ms.Continue reading “Evaluate This”