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Cassandra's Classroom

Education & Parenting

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 three books on education, as well as 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 site is intended 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. There is much to discuss.

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

Books by Dr. Nancy Devlin

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Your Child's First Three Years

Reading, talking, and listening to your in the first three years is critical.

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Arrows Swift and Far

Guiding Your Child Through School

How to Navigate the School System to Get the Most for Your Child

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Read Some of Nancy's Articles

Browse through decades of excellent essays and articles on education and parenting.

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I believe many teachers and parents know the answers and the questions

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. There is much to discuss.

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