Michael G. Sheppard

Activist, Game Changer

Tag: education reform

The Fight for Equality, Fairness, and Education

In the world of education, teachers have constantly been overlooked for the incredible work they do in-and-out of the classroom. The responsibility of looking into the eyes of a younger generation and finding the underlying fire and inspiration to spark motivation within a senseless and injustice world is something that I continue to admire each […]

Is our Education System is Broken?

For the past two decade, the American educational system has been scrutinized and dissected in every which way. Whether it is from politicians, educational experts, or even teachers themselves, the painstaking research and trial-by-error policies for the new educational standards have continued to impact our youth’s education in both positive and negative ways. One thing […]

Teaching and Technology

Are Teachers Too Easily Caught in Crossfire Over Student Achievement?

Teacher, testing, and accountability in public schools.

Becoming a Culturally Responsive Teacher

Culturally Responsive Teaching at its finest.

Teacher Accountability, Who is Really to Blame?

Since the early 1990s, the standard and accountability movement for teacher led instructions has dominated the political discourse and reform efforts in the United States. This movement is based on the theory that three principles will ultimately improve the nation’s education system. The first adheres to the academic standards or what is required for student […]

Toxic Culture of Education: Joshua Katz

What can Common Core do for Education?

In light of the Republican and Democratic debates, education has become one of the most popular topics discussed in politics. One path towards a solution since the Bush’s No Child Left Behind act back in 2001 is the controversial, and somewhat unwelcome, Common Core State Standards (CCSS). The Common Core standards are designed to build […]

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