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About safrisri

I have been a teacher since 1971 and have taught at all educational levels from pre-school to college. My college degree is general science which I arrived at after 5 years and 5 different majors. A degree as it turns out, almost as valuable and in demand as one in Neo-Bulgarian Mythology. I have been around education for around 40 years and can remember when teaching was a pleasant, happy and creative job and our schools were the same. My writings will reflect on my past mistakes and successes and what my students have taught me about education.

Zero Tolerance for Zero Tolerance

Zero Tolerance is the opiate of the insipid and the idiotic, it is a phrase used by too many to hide behind, instead of an effective tool. They are rules not unlike mandatory sentencing in our courts that attempt to … Continue reading

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Puzzling

Life is like a jigsaw puzzle. When you first start trying to figure out life as a toddler all of the pieces of the puzzle fit neatly into a hole designed just for them and most pieces have a handle … Continue reading

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The Great Melting Pot

America used to be known as the great melting pot of the world. A fiery cauldron where different types of peoples mixed together becoming stronger through the alloying of many different unique parts into a stronger whole. Now instead of … Continue reading

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“When You Turn Your Back To Your Enemy You Prove Yourself Either a Coward or a Fool.”

It has been a difficult period for me as I have watched half of our country viscerally attack other half through the proxy of President Trump. Some would say justified attacks in response to those against President Obama but I … Continue reading

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The price of light is less than the cost of darkness…… Arthur C. Nielsen

Arthur Nielsen gained his fame by rating TV shows and his quote is quite true with the exception of current  TV and Internet news where I would need to add, ” Unless the darkness sells Advertising minutes.” Any science news, … Continue reading

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Pat Robertson, Prison time, Drugs, and Me

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Be Afraid Be Very Afraid

Sorry about his but it pains me tremendously to see so many Americans cowering in fear, intolerant of any exception to the norm. I have seen too many stories today on the internet about this is so dangerous that is … Continue reading

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