Category Archives: ignorance

Married teachers, their children, and President Trump’s supporters

My friend Darcey Addo and her husband, Dan, are teachers on the Space Coast in Brevard County. They have two young children in the public schools. They are sweet and loving people. Here is Darcey’s own account of one witnessed … Continue reading

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Democrapublican posturing and Betsy DeVos: the Overview

Will Secretary of Education nominee Betsy DeVos’ opposition vote unity by Democrats succeed? Unity? But what about the $$$$$$$$$$$$$ involved? After U.S. Secretaries of Education Spelling, Duncan, and King, will there be any other Secretary of Education who will support public … Continue reading

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When did the Catholic school teacher ban occur? Never.

American children in Catholic schools were traditionally taught by nuns, nuns who took a sacred vow of obedience to the Roman Catholic Church and the Pope in the Vatican in Rome. American Catholic school teachers were by-and-large nuns. During WWII … Continue reading

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Kurt Vonnegut predicted Betsy DeVos

Kurt Vonnegut predicted Betsy DeVos, Donald Trump and the presidential cabinet nominees. “And they saw that praise was reserved henceforth for those who devised means of getting paid enormously for committing crimes against which no laws had been passed. Thus … Continue reading

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“It is NOT your right to despair.”

The despair we are experiencing with a sociopath billionaire as the unelected President of the United States who is declared President by the Electoral College is palpable. Naming sociopaths of his ilk to his Cabinet is also enough to throw … Continue reading

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THERE WAS NO SECOND DEBATE. (Did you hear two separate public education policies?)

Did you hear two separate public education policies? Neither did I. The event has been hyped as a spectacle. The world cannot believe what a spectacle we are making of ourselves. Please stop calling the TV money-making Theater of the … Continue reading

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“Words have meaning.” Imagine the world’s reaction to the so-called Presidential debate.

Having taught Language Arts at the high school level for over a quarter of a century, my students all understood that words have meaning. Being aware of this basic fact is important in all relationships. Perhaps that needed to be … Continue reading

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Dismantling Public Education: 1926 insight into 2016 corporate education reform programs and tests

Teacher, historian and philosopher Will Durant cut through the ideological propaganda of his era and ours. We must do the same, or we and our children will suffer and die in well indoctrinated semi-ignorance and poverty. Civil disobedience and the … Continue reading

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“O say can you see… ?” – Are our children being well educated or merely indoctrinated and trained?

“O say can you see… ?” Are our children in school being indoctrinated rather than well educated? Merely job trained for control and obedience? “It took 117 years from the time ‘The Star Spangled Banner’ was written in 1814 until … Continue reading

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“Suspension of disbelief” Stops Here: Do we need the Republican and Democratic National Conventions?

The American Theater of the Absurd is called the Republican National Convention and the Democratic National Convention. Yes, theater – as in “suspension of disbelief.” Leave reality behind and believe what is advertised. We have been told: “There is not … Continue reading

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