Teachers are being treated more and more like Cassandra from Greek myth. Cassandra, the story goes, could accurately foretell the future.

Her curse was that nobody believed her. The same is true of our outstanding teachers. They know what changes need to be made in our schools. They are the experts. Their problem is nobody listens to them.

They are the modern Cassandras in our midst who know, but nobody believes them.

I feel like a Cassandra. I have taught elementary school, grades 1-8, junior college and college courses. I have earned a PhD in educational psychology, and worked twenty years as a school psychologist. I also wrote a three books on education and a column on education for twelve years. I believe I know the answers to the problems in education today or at least the right questions to ask. I believe many teachers and parents know the answers and the questions but only outside experts, mainly non-teaching men are believed.

This blog is written to provide solutions for the problems facing our schools.  The intention is to inspire you to share your solutions as well by joining the conversation.  Perhaps together, we can lift the curse of Cassandra. Join me on my blog. There is much to discuss.

Dr. Nancy Devlin is an influential expert in the fields of education and parenting. Since 1988, her column, “Today’s Parents” reached a weekly audience of over 700,000 in New Jersey’s Sunday Star-Ledger. She is also the author of
Arrows Swift and Far:  Guiding Your Child Through School“,
Cassadra’s Classroom: Innovative Solutions for Education Reform”
“READ to me TALK to me LISTEN to me: Your Child’s First Three Years”.

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