Testing is still not teaching
Jan 10, 2013
Regarding the Education Week report:
Getting straight A's for having lots of tests is not the same as getting A's on the tests. Weighing a malnourished dog every day doesn't make him any better. Until folks in Tallahassee understand that testing is not teaching, we will continue to celebrate mediocrity at the expense of true achievement.
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Dec 26, 2012
I met Bill McBride about 30 years ago. I was a summer law clerk at Holland & Knight and he was one of the firm's leaders, ultimately becoming its managing partner. Bill was a Chesterfield Smith protégée which meant he had the two qualities Chesterfield demanded in his wards: great talent and a pronounced sense of civic responsibility. More... ~ 1 Comments
A Holiday Story
Dec 21, 2012
Twenty-four years ago Big Brothers & Sisters matched me up with a 6-year-old little gap-toothed boy living in a poor Miami neighborhood I knew only as a place to avoid driving through.More... ~ 6 Comments
Voting Blame Game
Dec 4, 2012
It is the theatre of the absurd to watch the Republicans in the legislature and the Governor try to affix blame for Florida's election fiasco on someone other than themselvesMore... ~ 4 Comments
GOP's Election Wounds Were Partly Self-Inflicted
Nov 9, 2012
Mixing hubris with arrogance can make for a dangerous cocktail. As Gov. Rick Scott and the Republican Legislature wake up from a rough Tuesday night, they should accept that their election-day wounds are at least partly self-inflicted.More... ~ 4 Comments
Governor Scott: Extend Early Voting on Sunday!
Nov 1, 2012
Governor Scott needs to act on behalf of all Floridians who seek simply to exercise their right to vote and issue an Executive Order expanding the Early Voting period to include Sunday, November 4.
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