Blog posts in School Support

Money ain’t everything, but it sure is something!

Kids from higher socio-economic backgrounds perform better in school, on average, than kids from poor families. They have, on average, better achievement results, higher participation in...

Who sez spelling sux?

If I had a dollar, or maybe ten, for every time I’ve heard an English teacher say, “Spelling doesn’t matter, just get the ideas down,” or “Don’t worry about spelling…” I would be wealthy enough to...

Awash with resources

Make no mistake, I'm an advocate of life-long learning but I have a grave concern about something that affects all of us. If you listen carefully you may hear the sound of it. What is it? It’s the...

Back to Basics?

Once again “Back to Basics” is on the lips of ACT followers and others of that ilk as the answer to the Government’s quest for education's silver bullet.As a child I chanted tables and spelling words...