Joseph K.

Here’s A Great Stock Tip For You All!

Here’s A Great Stock Tip For You All!

If you want to make a lot of money and screw over millions of children, particularly inner-city children, all at the same time (and who doesn’t want to do that?), then join my favorite Governor Paul LePage and invest heavily in on-line learning. Studies have shown on-line learning to be a total sham when it comes to educating children, but hey, when the State will pay someone like K12 Inc. o... »

LAUSD Superintendent of Schools John Deasy Must Go

Joseph K. is a 24-year veteran of LAUSD, a former mentor teacher twice named a Johns Hopkins University Teaching Fellow, who now teaches poor, inner-city children who wake up every morning in their gang-ridden, drug-infested neighborhoods at five a.m. to catch the bus by six. He teaches the old-fashioned way – by ignoring standardized test scores. Instead of teaching bubbling, he tries to instill ... »

History Should Be Honest, by Joseph K.

Joseph K. relates how an assessment of his teaching through a quick 3-minute observation can lead to snap judgments, many of them superficial and wrong, about his overall effectiveness as a teacher and the entirety of his lesson plan. »

Blood Money*

By Joseph K. We are being asked (key word “asked”) to be trained (key word “trained”, like dogs,) by Pearson “Learning” August 29th and 30th. Pearson is going to pay us. Make no mistake, ladies and gentlemen, the money they are going to pay us is blood money. And the blood money they are going to pay us with is our own blood. It is the blood we bled when LAUSD cut our pay. It is the blood we will ... »

No Crime Left Behind

Joseph K. asks if we'd fire oncologists who lose 50% of their patients to cancer, or police officers who fail to eradicate all crime. That's the twisted Kafka-esque logic of No Child Left Behind, says this longtime public school teacher. »

Introducing Four New Contributors to K12NN

Two teachers, a student, and an independent scholar of religion and the First Amendment join K12NN as contributors. »