About Jack Hassard

Jack Hassard is a writer, a former high school teacher, Professor Emeritus of Science Education, Georgia State University, and graduated from Bridgewater State University, Boston University, and The Ohio State University, many, many years ago.


Open Your Eyes, Georgians—The Misfortunate School District is on the Way

Open Your Eyes, Georgians As I was thinking about the calamity facing education in Georgia, Governor Neal’s Opportunity School District, I thought of the phrase “open your eyes.”  I had actually thought of the phrase, “now is the time,” but it was replaced with “open your eyes.” In 2006, the fantastic Northern Ireland band, Snow […]

Georgia’s Misfortunate School District

Georgia’s Misfortunate School District I’ve been away pursuing other projects, but now is the time for all of us to open our eyes about a plan to turn struggling schools into a pet project of the Georgia Governor. In November when we vote to pick a new president (topic for a future post), citizens in […]

How Can We Challenge the Standardization of Science and Other Aspects of Education?

Latest Story I received an email from Professor Emeritus Charles “Kip” Ault, Lewis & Clark University.   We’ve never met, but we have a connection through each others’ writing.  In 1992, I wrote and published a science education book, Minds on Science (Library Copy) and he used the text in one or more of his graduate classes […]

The Dangerous Path for Georgia Schools Created by the Purdue, Deal and Hames Troika

Latest Story The Dangerous Path for Georgia Schools Created by the Purdue, Deal and Hames Troika Sonny Purdue: Former Governor of Georgia when Georgia was awarded $400 Million Race to the Top Grant Nathan Deal: Governor of Georgia who inherited the $400 million RTT funds, and instigator of the Georgia Opportunity School District Erin Hames: […]

Atlanta Take Note: There is New Science Educator Intown!

Latest Story Ed Johnson sent an email out a few days ago in which he described the kinds of experiences that students at a local elementary school might experience if the school took advantage of its place right next to an Atlanta system of Trails and Greenways that ultimately create miles of paved trails through forests […]