About Laura Brown

The more I teach, the more my compassion for students, parents, and teachers grows. Thank you for reading my thoughts.

For the love of God, let the students sleep…start school later!

There are many aspects adults can agree on about teenagers. The most crucial acknowledgment is that they are a tired group. The research, the data, and the science all confirm that sleep matters. Bottom line: we need to start schools later — no earlier than 8:30 am. The AMA, AAP, and the CDC agree with the benefits of [...]

By |2019-04-18T00:38:35-04:00April 18th, 2019|Current Events in Education, High School|1 Comment

OPINION: What if Betsy DeVos is not wrong about everything? The case for more choices in K-12 education.

The U.S. Education Secretary, Betsy DeVos, and I do not see the world the same way.  She is interested in privatizing education to support an agenda where parents can use public monies to attend private (mostly religious, mostly Christian) schools.  DeVos and her allies have supported charter schools, which have diverted much-needed resources from public [...]

It’s Time to Spill The Tea About Education…

"Spilling the tea" is teenage slang that this history teacher can appreciate.  Like those 342 rebels that protested taxation without representation on December 16, 1773, in Boston harbor, it is time for educators (teachers and administrators) to become revolutionaries. Although the slang of the terms is typically about gossip, the "T" in tea is also [...]

To Donald Trump,Jr.- A Message From Teachers

Twitter feeds have been lit up with criticism of Donald Trump Jr.’s latest comment at a political rally in El Paso, Texas on February 11, 2019. “You know what I love?  I love seeing some young conservatives, ‘cuz I know it’s not easy.  Keep up that fight, bring it to your schools.  You don’t have [...]