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Mick Zais

Lots of People Really "Like" Mick Zais...

on Mon, 11/04/2013 - 03:49

Just got word that Mick Zais has been nominated by Donald Trump to be Assistant US Secretary of Education.

Looks like they really had to dig deep to find somebody who wouldn't outshine Betsy DeVos...

Press Release: EdFirstSC Campaign Forces Zais to Withdraw Proposal

on Fri, 11/01/2013 - 03:53

We sent over 15,000 emails to stop Mick Zais' proposal to gut regulations on class size, teacher workloads, and mandatory staffing ratios.

Remember the two most important words in boxing, Mick: "Stay down!"

Press Release: EdFirstSC Calls On Zais to Withdraw Class-Size Proposal & Re-election Bid

on Mon, 10/07/2013 - 10:29

SC educators don't deserve another distracting effort to undermine their vital work.

Mick Zais took 29 personal days during his first ten months in office to attend football games and stamp conventions, clean his shed, and go golfing. He would seem to be well-poised to make the most of an extended lame-duck term.

Dear Mick...

on Wed, 10/02/2013 - 02:45

I always wanted a pen pal.

Here's the complete, unedited correspondence between EdFirsSC & State Supt.-for-Now Mick Zais (and staff) regarding his plan to gut regulations on class-sizes, teacher workloads, & mandatory staffing ratios.

No Teacher Left Behind: Catching Up on Lost Step-Increases

on Mon, 01/28/2013 - 07:03

Key legislators are indicating their interest in bringing every teacher’s salary up to what it should have been, had salaries never been frozen. If we act now, and stay focused, it will happen. If we don’t, it will wither on the vine.

Major Victory: State Board Rejects Evaluation Plan. Zais Blames EdFirstSC Email Campaign

on Fri, 12/14/2012 - 18:34

Mick Zais is giving us credit for stopping his evaluation plan. Don't be so modest, Dr. Zais. Much of the damage was self-inflicted.

How'd Those Stakeholder Meetings Go?

on Fri, 12/14/2012 - 15:20

Battling censorship to give teachers a voice

3rd & Final Address to State Bd. of Ed re. Teacher Evaluation

on Fri, 12/14/2012 - 04:49

After his bitter diatribe about the role of EdFirstSC in successfully blocking his teacher evaluation plan, I accidentally told Mick Zais what was on my mind. Most of it. Suitable for all ages.

EdFirstSC's Formal Complaint to the State Board of Ed re. Censored Charleston "Stakeholder Meeting"

on Fri, 11/30/2012 - 21:25

Here's the complaint that EdFirstSC filed with the State Board of Education. Several members have responded. They are not amused by Zais' antics...

Zais Teacher & Principal Evaluation Plan: Greatest Hits

on Wed, 11/28/2012 - 01:58

Here's everything you need to know about one of the worst ideas you'll ever hear.

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