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I am new here as I have been off email for quite a while so if I am redundant, or step on toes previously discussed, I apologize. First of all I want to say that I agree with much of what ... Posted on: Friday, November 04, 2011

The global age has ushered in a period of potential democracy, but we are still seeing the same, top-driven decision making processes. In the case of schools, those making the decisions have ... Posted on: Tuesday, November 01, 2011

A longer school day is a much needed in Chicago.  As a special education teacher I find it difficult to accomplish the goals I set every day to meet the needs of my students.  When a longer ... Posted on: Sunday, October 30, 2011

I do agree that school day should be longer to include music, everyday gym, art classes. The number of students should go down so we can be more of instructors, teaching  more in depth ... Posted on: Friday, October 28, 2011

I believe that the extra time should be spent effectively, and not just tacked onto the regular school day for the sake of having more time.  Along with more rigorous instruction in the ... Posted on: Friday, October 28, 2011

 1. Students should spend a minimum of 45 min./week in a computer lab playing educational games, reviewing assignments, collaborating on projects using e-mail, monitoring ... Posted on: Thursday, October 27, 2011

Without question, there should be a longer school day for all schools but, let's be clear, STRUCTURE MATTERS! The information that informs what structure is used should come from those who will be ... Posted on: Thursday, October 27, 2011

I know that the desired focus here is to ask us what we'd do with this additional 90 minutes. As I said in a previous post, my school's teachers have voted, for years, to add 30 minutes to our day to ... Posted on: Wednesday, October 26, 2011

My students, sadly, do not have working computers at home. So, I would have24/7 computer/library rooms open.  Okay, maybe before and after school.  Of course funds are needed for these ... Posted on: Monday, October 24, 2011

My 10th grade math students at Crane Tech High School react badly with new people and ideas because they never get out of the West Side. Frequent visits to large state colleges ... Posted on: Wednesday, October 19, 2011
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