I’m making a bit of a change here on my blog – not a huge one; in fact, a miniscule one, but it’s one I think is important.
In the sidebar, I keep a list of the different categories of posts. One of them – Reform – I feel has been hijacked by folks who attempt to advance political or business agendas at the expense of children and teachers under the guise of “Education Reform”. When I first applied that label to one of my posts, it was done with a good heart – I intended for my writing to be reflective of my desire to reform what I see as detrimental or ineffective educational practices. In light of recent events, however, I would hate for anything I’ve written to be aligned or connected in any way with those who see public education solely as a means to a political end.
You won’t see the “Reform” category in my sidebar if you look there now. I’ve deleted it and replaced it with a word I hope more accurately reflects my intentions: Progress.