What the F Happened?

A Compilation of Opinions by Zalee Harris

Commercializing education for workforce development!

Commercializing education for workforce development!  Between 1989 and 1998 America implemented Federal laws that reformed its public education system to meet the workforce development needs of the 21st Century.  By the late 1990’s every state was forced into implementing school reforms necessary for commercializing education for workforce development. Goals 2000 Educate America of 1994.  School-to-work […]

Why Johnny Can’t Read

Why Johnny and can’t read I could open this up for a huge discussion on why Johnny can’t read and let it go from there and everybody would be right. But there is one fundamental reason why Johnny can’t read and that is what I want to detail in this blog. Is reading important? When […]

WTFH – Common Core Standards

  Why I do not support the National Common Core Standards! DISCLAIMER: I have been an education advocate since 1992. I do not mean the kind of advocate that follows a party and spew the political hype or agendas for the good of the party. No, I mean that I have been the kind of […]

WTFH – to Jobs and Justice?

50 Years later and jobs and justice are still issues for Blacks in America! A few weeks after my 56th Birthday, I am watching on television the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights March on Washington that was led by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., on August 28, 1963. The famous I Had A Dream […]

WTFH – Has MLK dream become reality?

  Has MLK dream become reality? I was born in August of 1957. Therefore, when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, led the Civil Rights March on Washing in 1963, I was six years old. My family lived in Dallas. My parents did not travel to D.C. to participate in this historical March. By the time, […]

WTFH – Reading is fundamental!

Reading is fundamental Remember the day when we used to say “Reading is fundamental?” Parents! I have a few questions for you to think about when considering how your community school is teaching your child how to read. Is your child learning phonics and reading so that he is able to self learn? Or is […]

WTFH – Data collection methods in schools!

 Data Collection Methods…Your Child and a #2 Pencil Yes, schools perform ‘basket research’ for marketing and research firms. At the beginning of each year parents sign agreements that allow schools to assess and survey their children. Let’s talk about the many data collection methods in schools. Have you ever picked up a magazine or newspaper […]

WTFH – The English Only Education Debate!

The English Only Education Debate! Today, every American public school is integrated with more and more students that do not speak English. I believe that schools should teach our children how to speak other languages; but I also believe that students need to enter our schools able to speak and understand English. Why? Because Americans […]

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