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Boston adds 40 minutes to the school day – once again career DoE bureaucrats use cosmetic surgery for a gaping wound

Boston adds 40 minutes to the school day – once again career DoE bureaucrats use cosmetic surgery for a gaping wound

The 2nd addition of ‘Lifting The Curtain’ is now available on Amazon and my submission is in there! I can’t tell you exactly where because I haven’t received my copy yet. If you are a teacher, parent, or concerned citizen this book is a real eye opener detailing the real issues destroying our children’s education today. It’ a must read!


Lifting the Curtain

As a teacher, I should be the first to praise the addition of 40 minutes to my day.  In a failed educational system, where career DoE bureaucrats in the past five years have already stolen 35 minutes of teaching time from every class period for non-teaching mandates, getting 8 precious minutes per class back should be a blessing.  Yet once again I realize all I am looking at is just another red herring — a cosmetic patch, surrounded by hyperbole and false promises of improvement, that will do nothing to fix the underlying real problems with urban high school education.  Once again our children suffer by the actions of politicians and bureaucrats using misdirection to hide their failed policies.

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About Elle Knowles

Elle Knowles lives in the Florida Panhandle with her husband and off-at-college-most-of-the-time son. She has four daughters, one son, and eleven beautiful grandchildren. 'Crossing the Line' is her first novel. The sequel 'What Line' is a work in progress.

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  1. Reading this again…I have so little knowledge about the school system. By the way, I lost my gravatar again after trying to change it. WordPress can be such a drag.

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  2. I never read this before. It’s nice you’re reblogging so I can catch up.

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    • I just read that post this morning and was surprised because I was informed the book would be out in February so its a little early! Here’s a link to where you can find my submission if you care to read. The link is toward the bottom of the post. Thanks for reading Susannah! ~Elle


  3. This is depressing. My kids are not school-aged quite yet, but it makes home schooling sound like a good alternative. Many of my college friends are teachers so I feel for them.

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    • Yes Syzanne, it is. I’m so glad my have graduated and only one is stlll in college. I still have grandchildren though. My husband will be retiring from teaching in 18 months, but I feel he would stay longer if the conditions were better! ~Elle



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