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Warning Signs of Teen Suicide and Shakespeare

On Shakespeare’s birthday, April 23, 1564, we need to examine just how brilliant his insights are to today’s education. As a fairly new teacher with a few years of experience in the early 1970s, I was struck by a list … Continue reading

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A Teachable Moment: Separating facts from Russian fiction in election rigging

Russian rigging of our last presidential election is a fact. Who was involved, and to what extent was there collaboration are the questions. Below are facts as published and footnoted in Harper’s Magazine Weekly Review for April 6, 2017 available … Continue reading

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The Art of the Trump Deal

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Schadenfreude: Republicans’ American Healthcare Act

The American Healthcare Act: The Republican Response (Schadenfreude)     + +++ *****

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IRTA: These 80 Programs Would Lose Federal Funding Under Trump’s Proposed Budget

The Illinois Retired Teachers Association (IRTA*) has researched and listed the cumulative assaults on America’s responsibilities to its citizens by President Trump’s White House. These are obvious attempts to dismantle the social programs that people need to live full, productive … Continue reading

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Cuts Meals on Wheels and subsidized school lunches after bragging about paying no taxes.

Don’t feed kids in Head Start or subsidized school lunch programs. Cut Meals on Wheels for the elderly and handicapped. Why? The White House’s budget director, Mick Mulvaney, states. ““I think it’s probably one of the most compassionate things we … Continue reading

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It’s not just public schools that are being defunded to death.

It’s not just public schools that are being defunded to death. Betsy DeVos is the tip of merely one crumbling iceberg. Dismantling America’s essential social services is highly profitable for an oligarchy of corporate billionaires and their political cronies. Shock … Continue reading

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Albert Camus, President Trump, Betsy DeVos, U.S. legislators – and our task

President Trump’s successful appointment of Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos was the sole nomination opposed by all Democrats. All of the other nominees received approval votes from some Democratic legislators. Therefore all supportive Republican legislators and those Democratic legislators who … Continue reading

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“Tonight’s award goes to BETSY DeVOS.”

“And the award goes to BETSY DeVOS, the U.S. Secretary of Education, who is also a billionaire heiress and a proud self-proclaimed Super-Christian who wants to use America’s schools to, as she puts it, ‘advance God’s kingdom.‘ DeVos is awarded … Continue reading

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#FAKEPRESIDENTSDAY 2017

#FAKEPRESIDENTSDAY 2017   * *** *****

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