Tuesday, June 21, 2011

So Being a Teacher in Alabama Means Enforcing Immigration Laws?

I do not like this law at all due to what it requires teachers to do regarding children of illegal immigrants and to the parents as well.  Personally if I were asked to do this, I would not agree to do so.  Thoughts?


Monday, June 13, 2011

What I wasn't taught in school about the Pilgrims

Until I read this blog article which includes exerpts right out of William Bradford's journal, I had no idea the Pilgrims plight depended more on their system of organization than anything else. It's a short article and I am interested to hear what everyone has to say about it.

It really is amazing what is left out of our history, social studies and economics studies based on the political leanings of the teachers that taught me.

I thought Jeff might find this article fascinating especially. Enjoy!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

LA Times: Dual-Language Classrooms Flourishing

Teresa Watanabe
5/8/2011 (accessed 6/1/2011)

This is a solid article on dual language classrooms in Los Angeles. It addresses, briefly, the history of concern with these unique classrooms, the scientific research that counters the opposition, and the (sometimes surprising!) support from affluent families that is helping many of these programs to stay afloat and in fact grow despite budget crunches.

I don't know if anyone is reading this blog anymore, but hey Tristin, this is a good article to refer to if you ever need any literature!