Monthly Archives: February 2011

On Wisconsin

Here’s the Fight Song of the University of Wisconsin (Home of the Fighting Badgers); it’s sung to a tune we would all recognize. On, Wisconsin! On, Wisconsin! Plunge right through that line! * Run the ball clear down the field, … Continue reading

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Photo From Egypt: “Egypt Supports Wisconsin Workers.” on Twitpic

Photo From Egypt: “Egypt Supports Wisconsin Workers.” on Twitpic. Small world isn’t it! This is an amazing photo and an even more amazing message from one united group of workers to another.  Solidarity forever–solidarity for all.  T.G.F.U.

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Do We Stand a Chance?

Just watched a 2:57 minute clip on the excellent and highly recommended blog site FAILING SCHOOLS of a recent presentation in Denver by Diane Ravitch to a group of public school teachers and parents. Ravitch recounts how a reporter for the … Continue reading

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What Does It Mean to Be Educated?

You never know where or when the inspiration for a blog post will come. I got an e-mail from a long-time and much-respected, retired teacher friend, Doris Morris. If you are a teaching veteran in Red Clay or a veteran … Continue reading

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Come Together–Right Now

“He say one and one and one is three. Got to be good lookin’ cause he’s so hard to see–come together, right now, over me.” I took some time this afternoon to try to catch up on the many education blogs … Continue reading

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Raising the Bar

Obama Has a Long Way to Go on Education Reform says Pedro Noguera. In an editorial special to CNN regarding President Obama’s comments about education during the recent State of the Union Address, Noguera (professor at New York University and … Continue reading

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