Stuart Egan

Stuart Egan is an English teacher at West Forsyth High School in Winston Salem, North Carolina.

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Perspective | What my special needs child with the really big IEP has taught and retaught me as a teacher in this pandemic

I am the proud parent of two children. One is a highly intelligent and academically driven young lady who looks...

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Perspective | This school system needs to get a better IDEA of how it treats students with special needs

I have been a public school teacher for over 21 years. I have taught in the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County School System...

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North Carolina has a huge urban/rural divide: Our public education system can build and be a strong bridge

Below is a map of how counties voted in the past presidential election. Lots of red in rural areas. Blue...

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A thank you letter to graduates from a middle-aged public high school teacher

Dear Graduates, Tomorrow, I will be a part of what I believe will be my twenty-first high school graduation as...

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The teacher wars: a history of America’s most embattled profession

President Theodore Roosevelt is credited with saying, “The more you know about the past the better prepared you are for...

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The classroom library: Getting more students to read

If you teach reading or language arts in any capacity in a public school, one of the most dynamic resources...

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National Board Certification Score release day — An argument to invest more in teachers

Did you know that North Carolina has more Nationally Board Certified Teachers than any state in the country? Simply go...

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In Defense of the Arts and Humanities in Our Public Schools

There is an incredible emphasis on the STEM curriculum approach in our public schools. And I fear that because of...

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“Everybody Hurts” – Prioritizing mental health in high schools with some R.E.M.

Everybody hurts. Sometimes. Teach for 20 years in public high schools and you become entrenched in the lives of young...

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Don’t fall for the “status quo” fallacy concerning public education

The term “status quo” has become something of a nebulous term for public education and has evolved into a powerful...

 

Life after high school, with love and complete faith in your generation

I was fortunate to be asked to present to our senior class some items for thought that might serve them...

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Being a teacher the day after “THE ELECTION”

I did not vote for Donald Trump. Read my blog for just a few minutes and you can easily come...