Category Archives: Fixing Education

Confessions About the Stream-of-Consciousness Re-write

I confess.  It is impossible for me to turn that stream of consciousness blog draft int1) o anything that wouldn’t 1) sound whiny about my physical state, and 2) turn into an advertisement about my new business.  If anyone wants to … Continue reading

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Wendy Lecker: The Hoax of Turnaround Schools

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Wendy Lecker,civil rights attorney,says that claims made on behalf of school turnarounds—firing the staff and leaders—are usually inflated or false. “With their narrow focus on test scores, disruption and structural changes, such as…

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About that Stream of Consciousness Re-Write…

After re-reading (and re-reading and re-reading…) the stream of consciousness post from May 21, 2015, I have decided that it is really two separate but related stories.  One is a mini biography; the other is how I became interested in … Continue reading

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Intense Writing 101 Class is Over…but Education or Writing? Help me decide.

It was with both relief and regret that I posted my final assignment to WordPress’ Bloggers U class called Writing 101.  The idea behind the class was less to improve blogging than it was to improve writing in general.  As … Continue reading

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Day Twenty of Writing 101: The Things We Treasure

Treasured Things The Island It’s just another island holiday… Monday it was the King’s Birthday, yesterday (Thursday), the Queen’s Birthday, and today is Labor Day.  This series of holidays seems to always fall at the end of the island’s Carnival … Continue reading

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Day Nineteen of Writing 101: Don’t Stop the Rockin’

Just write–at 400 words, no stopping, no self-editing, no going back and making changes. Just write. It has been a rough week. Not that any recent weeks have been good, but this one seems especially rough, and I think it’s because … Continue reading

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Day Eighteen of Writing 101: Hone Your Point of View

The Neighbor The neighborhood has seen better days, but Mrs. Pauley has lived there since before anyone can remember.  She raised a family of six boys, who’ve all grown up and moved away.  Since Mr. Pauley died three months ago, … Continue reading

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Day Sixteen of Writing 101: Third Time’s a Charm

Sometimes, when you move, you do your own packing.  Other times, if you are lucky, and an employer hires a service to do your packing, it seems far less of a chore.  However, I discovered years ago that it’s almost … Continue reading

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Day 15 of Writing 101: Your Voice Will Find You

And So It Ends It was a fun event last year–the annual Tea.  My first, but undoubtedly not my last, I thought at the time.  But I didn’t expect The Break.  Didn’t see it coming, never would have predicted it … Continue reading

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Day 14 Writing 101: To Whom It May Concern (or, Dear Visual and Psychological Perceptions)

Dear Visual and Psychological Perceptions, It has been a long time since I’ve addressed either of you. Visual Perception, I’d like to comment that I do not appreciate the distortions to my visual field during a migraine incident.  It is … Continue reading

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