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A tale of The Lonely Island & a cool quarter of a million bucks.

The Lonely Island is a comedy troupe made up of three guys from Berkeley. I find them pretty damn funny. As a strange coincidence, their name always makes me think of my step-brother and his buddies who were putting out … Continue reading

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I am not waiting for Superman. I want a more abstract thinker. Ironman, perhaps?

“…blame is just a lazy person’s way of making sense of chaos.” ~ Douglas Coupland Again, it is all over the news. The Education Crisis in America. The situation is categorized as critical across the board, but each player in … Continue reading

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State of Emergency: Have you heard it all before?

  This week was the “week of action” organized by the California Teachers’ Association, which included a series of demonstrations, protests and rallies. While in some ways I find this kind of grass-roots action inspiring and invigorating, I found myself … Continue reading

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Super STAR(testing)

This week we are spending doing STAR testing at school. These are the annual tests that “measure” student progress and contribute to school funding. It is a big deal with a tremendous amount of protocol attached and fairly large consequences … Continue reading

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“You forgot ugly, lazy and disrespectful.” Or, the teacher crisis in America.

You are destroying America. Yeah. Look at you, with your chalk-stained irregular blouses from Loehmans, and your Hyundai with its powered steering and its wind shield. I guess bugs hitting you in the face doesn’t cut it for old Mr. … Continue reading

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Looking at the dilemma of modern education through the eyes of Freshman: So Crates style.

Last week I wrapped up a fairly lengthy unit in my frosh English class that was built around the rise of plagiarism, not only in academia but also within our social schema: the notion that ownership of ideas-impressions-creations may be … Continue reading

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I need a job and you should really hire me. Here’s why:

I am a teacher. I mean, I am a lot of things, but one of the more significant ones is that: Teacher. There are all sorts of teachers. In fact, some of my most influential teachers have not been found … Continue reading

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