Back to school: A teacher's view | Arkansas Blog

Monday, August 15, 2011

Back to school: A teacher's view

Posted By on Mon, Aug 15, 2011 at 7:03 AM

To mark the start of another school year, I offer some links to a blog, the Lolly Diaries, by Laura Cartwright Hardy, former newspaper writer and school teacher, who has significant first-hand experience with classroom life, particularly in the era of No Child Left Behind. The Obama administration has proposed a departure from NCLB's test-based rigidity and Hardy sees some hope in Arkansas's move to emphasize a common core curriculum.

In the meanwhile, she reports on her work in three decades of teaching in all three public school districts in Pulaski County in a three-part blog series.

First, The 1980s.

Then, the "glory years" in the 1990s in North Little Rock.

Finallly, her decision to retire from the classroom.

I'll only add this. The class in introductory journalism I taught part-time for two years at Philander Smith College was the hardest work I ever did. It was also, by my lights, the least successful. The fault did not lie with the students.

Tags: , ,


Favorite

Comments (4)

Showing 1-4 of 4

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-4 of 4

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

Readers also liked…

  • Women's March planned in Arkansas to mark Trump inauguration

    Speaking of Donald Trump and in answer to a reader's question: There will be a women's march in Arkansas on Jan. 21, the day after inauguration, as well as the national march planned in Washington.
    • Dec 30, 2016
  • Your daily dose of Jason Rapert

    Sen. Jason Rapert really, really didn't like it when a KATV reporter asked him about the hypocrisy of his political arguments.
    • Feb 4, 2017
  • Campus gun bill clears committee

    The so-called compromise amendment that will allow anyone 25 or older with a training certificate carry a concealed weapon on public college campuses was approved in a Senate committee this afternoon.
    • Feb 21, 2017

Most Viewed

Most Recent Comments

Slideshows

 

© 2018 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation