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Larger Rant.

Still Ranty. In general I have not felt terribly underpaid as a teacher. There are several reasons for this, and my generally declining needs threshold is a big one. But here’s the thing. I am exactly the type of person … 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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“On the other hand, you have different fingers.”

On the phone with a wise woman this morning (hi, mom) I was reminded that things just are what they are. No need to get all worked up about it, results of choices, realities and uncertainties alike. They just are … Continue reading

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Who are you calling stupid?

There is something really bad going on in American education. And I do not mean á La Mala Educación… which would at least be interesting. It something pretty serious though. One of my illustrious [former] administrators once announced at a … Continue reading

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2012: Doom for whom?

There is a video series I used to use in my 9th and 10th grade social studies classes produced by Time Life called Lost Civilizations that included an episode on the Maya called The Blood of Kings. These videos are … Continue reading

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Living on-line… Is it in you?

I signed up on MySpace sometime in late 2004. I was at my BFFs house in Leucadia recovering from a mad birthday party for her husband. I am not sure how she got into it… but there we were giggling … Continue reading

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What is the point of school anyhow???

Man, I have been thinking so much about this over the past couple years, and I cannot seem to get my brain around it… what are we doing with education in the world today and why are we doing it? … Continue reading

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