Category Archives: Education

A plain little thing

“Your Majesty, please… I don’t like to complain, But down here below, we are feeling great pain. I know, up on top you are seeing great sights, But down here at the bottom we, too, should have rights.” -Dr. Seuss … Continue reading

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They walk the line

“You’ve got a way to keep me on your side You give me cause for love that I can’t hide For you I know I’d even try to turn the tide Because you’re mine, I walk the line” by Johnny … Continue reading

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Just a plain little thing

“I know, up on top you are seeing great sights, But down here at the bottom we, too, should have rights.” by Dr. Seuss Breaking news…my guest post at David Chura’s blog, Kids in the System, is hot off the … Continue reading

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A captive audience

As I considered the focus of this discourse on education, I found myself discarding more ideas than I retained. Should I write about how Lewis F. Powell, Jr., a Supreme Court Justice and former tobacco lobbyist, wrote a confidential memorandum in 1971 … Continue reading

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Let my people read

“Knowledge makes a man unfit to be a slave.” by Frederick Douglass When I was young my mind was filled with probing, lofty questions such as “When was the moment that Han Solo knew that Chewy was the one?” and “Just … Continue reading

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A doggie dog world

“Poppin′ up, poppin′ down  Burrowing, making their funny little sounds  Guarding the ground and rooting all around  Watch your dry bones in the prairie dog town” by Bruce Hornsby My niece Patty’s collaborative research on prairie dogs was published recently … Continue reading

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Cloudy with a chance of (seared, fleshy) meatballs

“Where are the leaders of the land? Where are the swells who run this show?“ Enjolras (Les Miserables) I’ve had a nagging feeling this week that there is a topic that the American public should be better educated and informed … Continue reading

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Full court press

Because Americans love their sports analogies…the President came out like Rocky Balboa on Red Bull as he made a resounding comeback in the second debate, the latest poll shows Romney gaining ground as they go around the final turn at … Continue reading

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You want it to be one way

Security Guard: You think I dream of comin’ to work up in this shit on a Sunday mornin’. Tell all my friends what a good job I got. I’m workin’ to support a family man. Pretend I ain’t talking to … Continue reading

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Breaking news…

I interrupt this blogcast to bring you breaking news on the streets of Chicago. In a show of mass solidarity for the often overlooked social studies curriculum in our public schools, teachers have decided to model representative democracy for their … Continue reading

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