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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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How much does it cost to sell your vote and soul to DeVos?

Senators sell their votes. This used to be illegal. It was called corruption for which elected office holders could go to jail. Today with PACs, SuperPACs and new laws made by lawmakers who take this money, it is now legal. … Continue reading

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Who will next sell-out our children’s futures in the name of God and Country?

How can government be run as a business, a public/private partnership in education and the advancement of technology? Easy. Hand federal funds to corporations who will drain as much profit as possible into their coffers and damn the consequences. Use a … Continue reading

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Dark Money, Betsy DeVos, Blackwater, Lamar Alexander, Erik Prince and our children

  CONNECT THE DOTS. Jane Mayer in her 2016 New York Times bestseller, Dark Money, intersperses the DeVos family scandals from page 15 to page 360. Yes, Betsy Prince DeVos, the prospective Secretary of Education, is the sister of Erik … Continue reading

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America’s Public Education for All and America’s Foreign Wars

While the USA rebuilds war torn foreign countries with the aim of helping them flourish independently, the establishment of decent public schools for all is deemed a necessity. What are our taxes paying for in the foreign countries we have … 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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The First Lady of Plagiarism: Melania receives an F

As a retired teacher of English/Language Arts, there have unfortunately been many instances of plagiarism by students that had to be addressed in which consequences had to be given. Now the prospective First Lady, Melania Trump, has been caught bare handed … Continue reading

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Opt-Out: Believe the DNC and Hillary – OR – John King, the Secretary of Education?

These are facts, not opinions. Secretary of Education John King will financially penalize schools and districts when parents opt-out of high stakes standardized testing for their children. John King is appointed by President Obama. The DNC and Hillary will guarantee … Continue reading

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(D) (R) “Make Illinois Great Again”: Lies, Theft, and Posturing

Illinois is a microcosm of every state. The austerity programs in the wealthiest and most powerful country in the world are insane behaviors. The wealthiest is the poorest? This is lunacy. Yet we are all exposed to this schizophrenic magical … Continue reading

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