Monthly Archives: May 2012

The Better Part…

Today, on NPR’s On Being, I heard poet Sarah Kay quote someone, I forget who, as saying “Listening is the better part of speaking.” It reminded me of a wise philosopher who said “We have two ears and one mouth … Continue reading

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Hotspot Schools

I want to make something clear: I do not agree with the Reformist’s premise that American Public Education is broken beyond repair and must be reinvented from the ground up, nor do I agree with their methods for “fixing” it, … Continue reading

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Bad Systems, Bad Teachers

You all have probably gathered by now from my rants that the world of school is not easily walked away from. You have probably gathered that I have little use for the school “reform” movement, which, in the cynicism of geezerhood, … Continue reading

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