Tagged: Society

What is Success? – Competition in Education

By Jessica Gulotta, SED 2017 Last December, in Greenville, South Carolina, a woman was trampled and injured in a stampede. There wasn’t a protest, or a fight, or anything that might typically cause a stampede. The cause of the stampede was mothers-protective mothers- trying to sign up their children for a new engineer charter school. […]

Teaching and Money: Pursuing a Degree in Education

By Katarina Kretchman, SED 2016 Q. “What would you do if money were no object?” A. I would be a teacher. While everyone was busy dreaming about being an astronaut, becoming president, or meeting the Backstreet Boys, I was giving my stuffed animals homework. My second grade teacher always gave me the leftover in-class worksheets […]

Take a Look At What’s Working

Take a Look at What’s Working by Etienne R. LeGrand, SED ’78 Drew Charter School, Atlanta Public Schools’ first charter school, has become the state’s number one ranked school for educating low-income, black students.  It’s one of the first schools to integrate a comprehensive birth to four year old early childhood component into its elementary school […]

I Teach Public School in Southern Most Texas

“I Teach Public School in Southern Most Texas” is an Alumni Op-Ed written by David Casebeer, Class of 1986. I am a retired Air Force officer, and a public school teacher in southern most Texas. I am concerned about the negative commentary about just who can attend our public schools. The reemerged political xenophobic posturing […]

The Torch of Independence

The Torch of Independence is an Alumni Op-Ed, written by Alan White, Class of 1953. Sacrifices made by past generations enabled us to enjoy more and more of the benefits promised in the Declaration of Independence: We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal  [.  .  .]  Life, Liberty, and […]

The Role of Education

Dean Hardin Coleman addresses what political candidates are not talking about when it comes to education, and why.