Category Archives: education

Who Knows?

I’m not sure which is a better choice to run the country. 17 year old teenagers with little life experience who don’t yet know what they can and can’t do and often think only of themselves and parties or 80 … Continue reading

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A Real Bargain

I had written around a thousand words about the destruction of public employee collective bargaining particularly as it would affect our schools, I was a teacher and a teacher association negotiator back in the “good” old days before collective bargaining … Continue reading

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Sex, Drugs, and Guns

We have been pushing forward drug education in our schools since I started teaching in the early 70s and even before that when I was a student in public schools in the form of films like, “Reefer” and “The Demon … Continue reading

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“I am what I am, and that’s all that I am.”

When I was a young fat kid. Popeye gave me the key to a happy life.  I used to worry about what I should be rather than what I was. It warped my responses to almost everything around me.  In some … Continue reading

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The problem of this election is not one of demagoguery, personal accusations and ill manners, it is one of trust. Who can we trust? Can we trust the candidates as both have shown the ability to lie at will? Can … Continue reading

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Summer Learning Activities

I see that parents are being bombarded with ” Summer Learning” activities. The best summer activity is that you should throw the kids out of the house at 8:00 let em back in at noon to eat lunch and then … Continue reading

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Elbert Hubbard Not Just for Historians

Elbert Hubbard is a little known American writer who died in 1915 but his writings still provide a window on modern America. Here are some selected Hubbard quotes that I feel provide instruction for living even today. Old Age: Do … Continue reading

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