Category Archives: Teacher Observations

PASCO’S ANNUAL CONTRACT FIASCO

A MYOPICALLY DAFT POLICY Surprise: Browning & Company and USEP are once again at a standoff. Annual Contract renewal policy and its ramifications for teachers who suddenly find themselves unemployed are the items at issue. Back in 2011, the unrelentingly antagonistic Florida Legislature passed a crucial component of its far-right quest to corporatize public education in the state: the codified

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GUEST POST: A DEPRESSING LETTER FROM A DISILLUSIONED TEACHER

An Email I Had to Post Recently, I received an interesting email from a Pasco teacher who asked to remain anonymous. I can totally understand that request. The email was a mixture of bullets and prose, and was obviously the spontaneous result of his contemplation of where our leadership has taken us during the last fifteen years. I replied to

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MARZANO METHOD MADNESS

Mad Scientist Marzano Has Created a Monster Virtually all of Florida’s public universities have colleges of education. A quick perusal of the State University System of Florida Board of Governors website shows 12 public universities, 10 of which have colleges of education. The only ones that don’t are New College of Florida in Sarasota, and the newly established Florida Polytechnic,

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FLORIDA TEACHER EVALUATION TIME

Here we go again. Pasco County School District’s Moronzano Method I remember when our fearless leaders over at district put their vast intellectual arsenal to work and put this pitiful snake oil system for “evaluating” teachers together.  A workshop of sorts was held at our site in order to explain the new way evaluations would be done. As usual, with the

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