Ed Notes will no longer be under the sole stewardship of the old folk. TFA Summit Blogger who caused a bit of a stir with her posts from inside the TFA Summit on Feb. 12, will be doing some co-blogging at this site, using the handle "M.A.B."
The addition of a 5th year teacher's educational perspective should enrich the content of Ed Notes. M.A.B. brings a midwesterner's perspective as a counterpoint to the usual Ed Notes Brooklyn-tinged "in your face" attitude. The almost 40 year difference in age should make for some interesting interactions as M.A.B. brings a political/educational view directly from a kindergarten classroom in one of the poorest areas of the city. M.A.B. will remain anonymous to enable her to write about the classroom and the school.
I've been working with M.A.B. in the Grassroots Education Movement and have been impressed with the range of skills this young activist has demonstrated. On Feb. 12, her TFA Summit blogs came through all day with extensive coverage from the perspective of someone who is not a true believer. Diane Ravitch tweeted: "hilarious/depressing."
Links to M.A.B. Feb. 12 postings
Part 1: Live Blogging from Teach for America 20th Anniversary Summit
Part 2: Live Blogging from Teach for America 20th Anniversary Summit - Randi Weingarten
Part 3: Live Blogging from Teach for America 20th Anniversary Summit, - Afternoon Session
Part 4: Live Blogging from Teach for America 20th Anniversary Summit, With Closing Plenary
M.A.B.'s next post will be a follow-up to these posts. "Teach for America 20th Anniversary Alumni Summit: Conclusions, Questions, and other Ruminations" will be posted March 2 in mid-morning.