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I step back to reflect on many things, including this strangest year of my more than 2 ½ decades as a classroom teacher.  It is also as I approach what I suppose is a milestone of sorts, my 75th birthday on May 23. And of course since my major course...

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  • May 2, 2021

Rachel Campos-Duffy is a former reality star … and some other things. Her husband, Sean, is a former GOP congressman from Hayward, Wisconsin, which is way, way up north. I’ve been to northern Wisconsin. I know northern Wisconsin pretty well. And I can tell you with some confidence that most northern Wisconsin...

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  • February 8, 2021

Over the past several months the Trump family has consistently behaved as if COVID-19 has them all on retainer. They’ve exercised and popularized worst practices for mitigating the virus — attending superspreader rallies in COVID hot spots and unmasking at the debates, etc. — and have seemingly done so without a...

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  • November 14, 2020

put out just in time for the day on which most students head back to school lots of quick powerful images and words including images to remind us of the multiple failures of our Secretary of Education including a teacher saying “I do not want to go to another funeral...

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  • August 31, 2020

So we all know he’s an idiot: In an interview with KVUE on Tuesday, U.S. Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) said he supports the reopening of schools amid the coronavirus pandemic, but it's important to make sure students feel safe in classrooms. “I think starting slowly with online learning, but then maybe transitioning...

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  • August 20, 2020

There is a diary on here which is very good about Betsy No nothing and it is good. http://www.dailykos.com/… I am a parent, grandparent and great grandparent.  I know kids.   I have raised enough of them to know them. We know we have a shortage of teachers and we do...

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  • August 2, 2020

Received this e-mail today from the Pennsylvania Democratic Party: Tomorrow at 3:30 PM, Dr. Jill Biden is making a virtual campaign stop in Pittsburgh to talk with Senator Casey and Western PA locals about safely opening our schools. Virtual Event on Safe School Openings with Dr. Jill Biden and Sen....

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  • July 27, 2020

Trump apparently believes that science should not stand in the way of full schools, because his truism is that the economy must turn around for him to be reelected. Also COVID data must now go to HHS rather than CDC, because it can be suppressed/filtered. One of the latest models...

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  • July 16, 2020

Donald Trump and his Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos have been threatening schools to coerce them into fully opening. New York City Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza's response ridiculed Trump. NYC Schools Chancellor ridicules Trump x x YouTube Video Watch complete episodes here. This is how one deals with an incompetent...

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  • July 16, 2020

to finish my doctorate. I abandoned my previous attempt almost 20 years ago with a dissertation almost half written for a variety of reasons I choose not to revisit now.  In the meantime, my interests had changed greatly and I was no longer excited by the topic on which I...

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  • July 15, 2020

Ron DeSantis, who’s doing a fantastic job as the Joker’s top henchman but a horrible job as governor of Florida, has OD’d on his crazy pills again. The man who’s currently presiding over one of coronavirus’ favorite summer vacation spots wants to open the schools posthaste because … wait for it!...

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  • July 9, 2020

Because he’s the angel of death, Donald Trump is pressuring schools to reopen in the face of the glowing Skeletor skull that is coronavirus. Just yesterday, Betsy DeVos, the administration’s education something-something, told Fox News’ Tucker Carlson that the administration is “very seriously” looking at withholding federal funds from schools that...

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  • July 9, 2020

So I was lying in bed this morning eating a family-sized bag of Funyuns and thinking that America’s children are not nearly obese enough yet when I saw this Washington Post story about the Trump administration undermining Michelle Obama’s signature achievement … on her birthday. And it made me swell with —...

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  • January 17, 2020

I went to Catholic school and often ate Lucky Charms on Saturdays. Not every Saturday. You know, when I’d get a wild hair. I wasn’t gay or anything. I just liked Lucky Charms. Something about the festive assortment of colors and the convivial cardboard texture. Not that there’s anything wrong...

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  • January 15, 2020

In a plea to get the media to cover something else than the damning impeachment vote, a Denver conservative radio show host, Chuck Bonniwell, literally said on the air that he wished “a nice school shooting” would interrupt the coverage.  Right up the road is Columbine High School, site of one of the...

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  • December 21, 2019

A troubling element of the murder-suicide in Saugus is that the firearm used was a “homemade” or rather home-assembled gun, put together with a parts kit. This subset of the firearms industry has little regulation for such “kit guns”. Unlike home manufacture using 3-d printers, the individual components are available from a variety...

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  • November 21, 2019
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I attended public school growing up in Oklahoma. After I graduated from the University of Houston, a public university where tuition cost only $50 a semester, my first job was as a special education teacher at a public school in New Jersey. I later attended a public law school. I...

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  • November 18, 2019

Another election day in Michigan fades from memory and people are either celebrating or trying to figure out what went wrong. In Baldwin, Michigan, dismally low voter turnout sank yet another millage vote for an aging school building with a leaky roof and crumbling infrastructure that would be cheaper to...

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  • November 13, 2019

The Hill “A Utah principal and teacher were placed on leave after allowing a student to wear a Nazi costume in the Halloween parade. A photo circulated online Friday of a child dressed in tan pants and a brown shirt with a red armband with a black swastika for the...

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  • November 4, 2019

Friday was the end of 1st Semester, and my grades were all in before the end of the school day.  I will begin the week with my students having several days left to complete a mandatory exercise that does not affect their grades but does affect my evaluation before I...

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  • January 27, 2019

Crossposted from Eclectablog.com. In April of 2012, control over Muskegon Heights schools was handed over to an un-elected Emergency Manager, appointed by Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder. By July, Emergency Manager Donald Weatherspoon had signed a contract to turn the entire public school system over to the for-profit charter school operator...

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  • April 3, 2018

Originally posted at Eclectablog. A man who bravely goes by the name of Nunya Beeswax online went for an “open carry walk” in southeastern Michigan and prompted a lockdown of the Lamphere High School in Madison Heights. Police are aware of the guy who is known for doing provocative things...

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