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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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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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The fiscal chasm

As our freshly elected marionettes in Congress make a show of trying to keep the American economy from making like a herd of bungee jumping buffalo, there is another, more appropriate metaphor for the bobble head pundits to be making … 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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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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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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Back to school

As another long, hot summer draws to a close the sounds of school bells ringing and school buses bussing remind us that the nation’s public, private and charter schools are back in business and I do mean business.  No one … Continue reading

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