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The Ghost of Walmart

My sailor and I went to the mall on the weekend. Normally I have to twist his toned and muscular arm to get him near any shopping venue, but he needed to get some man stuff–duct tape and batteries–so he suggested the trip. 313 more words

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Social class hierarchies from high school to the workplace

This is part two in “The Radical Change Series.” In part one, “A Radical Change to Public Education,” I described the nature of public education as a way to create a new generation of compliant workers, then I described a non-hierarchical school where the focus is on learning and personal growth rather than submission to authority. 2,466 more words

Public Education

First Visit

I went on my first official school visit last week.  Up to this point I had only been working in the office building, setting up everything in my lovely cubicle, (getting connected to the networks, scavenging for ink cartridges, sharpening pencils, putting up a little Cowboys decor, etc.) but last Thursday I actually went out into the field and observed my first of 48 interns. 923 more words


Doing It Not Just To Be Nice, But Out Of Self-interest

It was very encouraging to see the members attending the Rotary Club of Columbus Wednesday luncheon give Jamie Vollmer a standing ovation after his talk about how vital it is for business leaders, as well as the rest of the community, to support public education. 173 more words


Can We Tell Students the Truth about Truth?


I don’t know what to think.  For almost a hundred years, creationists and other conservatives have complained that mainstream science—often symbolized by the idea of evolution—threatened their children’s faith.  479 more words


Education Failures Ripe for Vouchers

A simple search of the internet will reveal that the U.S. ranks among the lowest in math and science literacy in our public schools among developed and developing nations yet we spends more per student than anywhere in the world.  688 more words

Social Issues

Anti Police Brutality Rally, Ogden, UT 8/30/2014

President and Founder of Citizens for Police Reform, Craig Bowden, delivered a speech at an anti-brutality rally in Ogden, Utah today.  He addressed the need for citizens review boards, officer training, the demilitarization of police, accountability, and personal cameras on officers. 61 more words

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