Education Reformation

Fighting for our children's future

Streamlining My Website

Dear Education Reformation subscribers: In an effort to simplify my blogging life, I have decided to shut down this site and only post on my main blog, paulinehawkins.com Please consider … Continue reading

April 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

My Journey into the Spotlight

The past two weeks have been a whirlwind of activity. My Resignation Letter went viral through Facebook and Twitter. Within two days of posting the letter on my blog, the Gazette contacted me for … Continue reading

April 26, 2014 · 2 Comments

My Resignation Letter

Dear Administrators, Superintendent, et al.: This is my official resignation letter from my English teaching position. I’m sad to be leaving a place that has meant so much to me. This was … Continue reading

April 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

Opting Out: Why Ian Will Never Take State Tests

I’m taking a stand this year: My son is not taking the standardized state tests that are being mandated by the government. His school will receive a zero for my … Continue reading

April 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

Part 3: The solution is right in front of us

Robinson’s final point is that we cannot help our students thrive under the current educational system, but we do have an alternative-school model that should replace what we are doing … Continue reading

April 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

Part 2: the 2nd principle that drives human life

In an earlier post, Part 1: Identifying the problems, I discussed how Ken Robinson’s video  is helping education by shining a light on the problems, identifying the 3 principles that drive … Continue reading

April 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

Part 1: Identifying the problems in our current educational system

Ken Robinson: How to escape education’s death valley I love Ken Robinson’s videos: He is entertaining and makes a lot of sense. Recently I read some criticism about him; these … Continue reading

January 23, 2014 · 2 Comments

Can We Escape the Matrix?

Many people are talking about what’s right and wrong with education; Steve Hargadon’s Escaping the Education Matrix is a thought provoking position. Hargadon’s idea that we are in an “education matrix” of … Continue reading

January 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

Why are children crying about school?

If you have a child who enjoys school, count your blessings. I don’t. I have a child who cries almost every night. He cries while we are working on his … Continue reading

January 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

New York Principals’ Letter of Concern

One year ago today, over 1500 New York State principals signed a letter that outlined their concerns over the new legislation for the evaluations of teachers and principals. Their three … Continue reading

January 5, 2014 · Leave a comment