Letter: Binggeli’s poor choices don’t merit new contract
Education in the News

Letter: Binggeli’s poor choices don’t merit new contract

Written by Christine McClure Merritt Island The Brevard School Board’s decision this week to offer Superintendent Brian Binggeli a three-year contract is very concerning. School board member Amy Kneessy’s rationale, citing uncertainty over district finances and the 2014 election for three board seats, is valid but insufficient. First, the last tax referendum, for a half-cent sales … Continue reading

Scott to teachers: Pressure is going to get worse
Education in the News

Scott to teachers: Pressure is going to get worse

“The pressure on education is not going to slow down. I think it’s going to get worse” Gov. Rick Scott and Education Commissioner Tony Bennett engaged Florida’s teachers of the year Thursday in a roundtable discussion of education philosophies. Most of the talk focused on the transition to Common Corestandards and the assessments that will be used to measure … Continue reading

Letter: Brevard schools deserve better leader than Binggeli
Commentary

Letter: Brevard schools deserve better leader than Binggeli

Written by: Mark Tormoen, Former teacher, assistant principal, principal The expression, “The emperor has no clothes,” is often used with allusion to Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale, “The Emperors New Clothes.” Most frequently, the metaphor involves a situation wherein the overwhelming (usually unempowered) majority of observers willingly share in a collective ignorance of an obvious fact, despite … Continue reading

Community chimes in at Brevard Schools’ Dialogue Day
Education in the News

Community chimes in at Brevard Schools’ Dialogue Day

The ideas ranged from allowing parent groups to present at Brevard School Board meetings to developing a Brevard Public Schools app for cell phones. About 70 parents, community members and school district employees shared their concerns – and ideas for solving those concerns – at a Dialogue Day event held Thursday at Viera High School. … Continue reading

Commentary / Education in the News

The Trouble with the Common Core

By the Editors of Rethinking Schools It isn’t easy to find common ground on the Common Core. Already hailed as the “next big thing” in education reform, the Common Core State Standards are being rushed into classrooms in nearly every district in the country. Although these “world-class” standards raise substantive questions about curriculum choices and … Continue reading