If you are not following @LYSNation on Twitter, then you missed the Top 10 LYS tweets from the past week when they were first posted. And if you are on Twitter, you might want to check out the Tweeters who made this week’s list.
- Schools are better today than they were yesterday. How do I know this? When I began teaching there was an acceptable failure rate for high school math classes. Which means academic casualties were just the cost of doing business. This isn’t the case now. (By @LYSNation)
- Don’t vote for any candidate who demonizes public education, teachers, the profession of teaching or the retirement securities (TRS) that helped make teacher pay a livable wage. Those who attack public education instead of helping could be hastening the fall of a great society. (By @chwoods)
- The 80% solution to replacing punishment on your campus is to embrace the power of an apology. (By @LYSNation)
- It’s an inconvenient truth at election time, but any Texas Senator who supports school choice vouchers does NOT support public schools. Don’t forget that vouchers were a “highest priority” for Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and his 2017 team—which withheld new funding for Texas public schools. (By @pastors4txkids)
- Teacher shortages don’t demand lowering the requirements for teachers. Teacher shortages demand raising their compensation and the respect our government leaders show the profession! (By @pastors4kykids)
- Every student deserves a teacher/principal who won’t hold their past transgressions against them. It’s critical that we allow every student to start anew each day. (By @justintarte)
- Talk to students. Build relationships. Be the model of what you want to see. (By @LYSNation)
- If a state presents A-F school grades as a window into education quality, it has an obligation to create a ranking system driven by educational quality. Alone. Not some uncertain mix of educational quality and factors the school can’t control. (By @johnkuhntx)
- “So, if this new [Texas A-F School Ranking] system is easy to understand, accurate, actionable, and can be used to improve student results as claimed, … why does it take over 100 pages to explain the differences between a “B” and a “C”?” -Moak, Casey & Associates (By @SchoolPriority)
- It’s cynical and empty rhetoric for voucher Senators now to go on and on, in election season, about “how much I love teachers” and “how I support public ed.” Jesus says, “By their fruit you will know them.” And we know them. (By @pastors4txkids)
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