July 2011 Archives

On Saturday, I will carry Mr. Ruelas' picture in my pocket, a little island of memory, a gentle dissent from the surveyed lines, in a world that values standardization over humanity.

Selling point for RENEW charters: students are compelled to walk through the halls in straight, silent lines, "like a conveyor belt."

In the end, it's all about crayons...

Sign message for the Save Our Schools March: More Cowbell! Less Arne Duncan!

Thirty-six years in the classroom. When did my voice and my experience become a liability? Why does the world believe Bill Gates and not me?

The Save Our Schools movement and its guiding principles represent the real Education Nation--a loosely organized grassroots coalition, fighting for control over what we care most about: our very real children and their prospects for living a good life in America.

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