The loss important to understand this year, the most critical loss, is not learning loss. It involves the loss many children are facing after losing a mom or dad to Covid-19. Or it could be a grandma or grandpa, a beloved aunt or uncle, or sister or brother, even a friend. On this Mother’s Day, […]
Ask Moms How to Reimagine Public Schools!
I want my public schools to help children discover their unique gifts and talents so they may enter the world with confidence and purpose. ~Lyn Franklin Hoyt, Mom and Public School Advocate The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and other power brokers, plan to remake public schools. The timing is right to ask the mothers of […]
Mother’s Day 2019: Moms Want Their Children To Be Safe at School!
If mothers could have anything they wanted for Mother’s Day, they would say I want my child to be safe. I want them to be safe at school! Here’s why they worry they aren’t. The NRA After Sandy Hook, most of us thought the NRA would scale back its rigid position about gun control, especially […]
Here’s to Moms and Teachers: Standing Together for Great Public Schools!
Happy Mother’s Day! And Happy Teacher Appreciation Week! It’s interesting that these celebrations both happen around the same time. I’ve written salutes in the past. Here’s to moms! Here’s to teachers! Moms and teachers work together to provide students the best education. Moms Moms don’t just bake cupcakes for bake sales, although if they do […]
Ode to Moms I Admire Who Fight Draconian Ed. Reform
I am not a poet and I know it, but here I go ith. Here’s to the Moms who fight Common Core. They want it thrown out the classroom doors…. It’s a bore! And we don’t adore. Here’s to the Moms who support all the children, even those not their own. Treat yourself to tea […]