What do Diane Ravitch and I Have in Common?

Both of our blogs are censored on New York City Department of Education computers.

Actually, Dr. Ravitch is not sure if it is just certain NYC schools or all of them. Time will tell. As for me, I have been blocked in all schools for months.

It is indeed a great honor to be in the same category as Diane Ravitch.

To be sure, WordPress blogs are generally accessible from DOE computers. Therefore, it is obvious someone, somewhere in the DOE’s IT department has an issue with what I write.

It is funny, since both Diane Ravitch and I (it feels good to type that) take care to use appropriate language and sentence structure at all times, even though I fall short from time to time. Is the DOE afraid that students will be exposed to big words?

Out of all the NYC teacher bloggers who have been lambasting education reform for much longer and much more articulately than me, it is I who somehow ends up on the black list.

Whatever the reason is, I take it as a badge of honor. To be in the same category as Diane Ravitch only makes it sweeter.


12 responses to “What do Diane Ravitch and I Have in Common?

  1. I would be flattered if I were you. I have been forbidden from using electronics, which I’m fighting, at my Rubber Room location. I think its because of my blog. Wonder if its blocked. They told me 3 times no devices. Waiting to get them to put it in writing.

  2. That is just ridiculous. How can they do that, especially if you are using your own property? Definitely get them to put it in writing. Did they assign you any actual duties, or are you just sitting there?

  3. I tip my hat to you from Chicago. Anyone so dangerous as you is going immediately to the top of my blogroll.

  4. That would just make me want to read your blog even more. In fact, it has. If it’s that subversive, i want to know about it 😉

  5. Because of your subversive nature, I must now read your blog regularly.

  6. Congratulations!

  7. m lewis redford

    I am very proud of you – an honour indeed

  8. Now you can be sure you’re doing something right. Congratulations!

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