Tag Archives: education

Teachers — Drought, Unions and Agency Fees

Our local papers, the LA Times and the OC Register have had several articles (news, ed and op-ed) about teachers and unions the last couple of days: Orange County’s Teacher Drought — OC Register – 1.9.16 High-stakes showdown for union-backed … Continue reading

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Accountability in Education

Accountability In the Opinion section of yesterday’s OC Register Aaron Smith laments the lack of substance in the emerging educational accountability standards for the state of California and its local school districts. If the instances he cites are an accurate … Continue reading

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Pro Athletes — former Student Athletes?

Professional / Student Athletes Are the professional athletes who play for our NFL teams (and other professional sports) really former student athletes or did they just attend school on dollars paid by others, including taxpayers and other students? What kind … Continue reading

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Immigrants, History and Culture

We are all either immigrants or the children of immigrants. Some of us are recent immigrants, within the last few years or decades, and some of our families have been in their current homes (country, state, province, city) for generations … Continue reading

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Blogging for the (English) Teacher

Blogging Blogging is the modern response to the pamphlets and soapboxes of previous eras. Anyone with access to a computer, or a computer-like device, with Internet access can blog. S/he can find an audience of from zero to billions. A … Continue reading

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