Category Archives: My Opinions

Coming Into the 21st Century

My closer friends and associates know that while I am not a Luddite, I am slow and reluctant to come around to technological advances of almost any kind.  I was one of the last people I know to get a … Continue reading

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Holy Survey, Batman!

I never imagined, and I could never have predicted, the kerfuffle that has arisen over a survey of working conditions for educators in public schools across Delaware that DSEA sponsored and helped arrange. I come from a district where annual … Continue reading

Posted in Accountability, Attacks on Unions, Blogs and Blogging, Interesting Bits, My Opinions | 8 Comments

What Different Impressions They Make

I cleaned out one of the drawers beside my desk yesterday. Buried at the bottom was a copy of a provocative comparison of stereotypes of male and female employees titled He Works, She Works: But What Different Impressions They Make. … Continue reading

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Hard to Understand,…

There are many reasons why I get the NYT on Sundays. First, my parents always had the Sunday edition delivered; they eventually went to getting the Times every day–my mother read it from cover to cover, and was one of … Continue reading

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The Occasional Post

Holy Toledo. There is nothing like keeping a blog spot fresh and engaging by posting at the glacial pace of about once a month! It is not that I do not care, or I don’t have a lot to say. My work hours have … Continue reading

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Is it boredom or apathy?

This question comes from a great little movie called The Trotsky–click here to see a movie trailer. If you have not seen this film and you have an interest in organizing or unionizing or are a union member (or you are, or … Continue reading

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Survival Tips

Finally getting around to commenting on something that has been bugging me for several days. The concern was first brought to my attention by a good friend–another teacher. I also heard a few comments from others. On Tuesday, August 14th, … Continue reading

Posted in Accountability, Education Professionals, My Opinions, School Days, Students and Schools | 3 Comments