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Jul 28 2013

To Fight Poverty and Beyond

Last week, I finally returned to blogging after half of year of internet slumber. To be truthful, I haven’t lost track of the arguments on all sides, I simply choose to take a step back from the daily vitriol. Nonetheless, I’m a bit disheartened by the increasingly narrow focus on the interests of adults- either…

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Jul 27 2012

Stop! In The Name of Logic.

July has been a slow month for blogging. This isn’t because I don’t have a lot to say, quite the opposite really, but I’ve been so busy transitioning to a new job that it has been difficult to keep abreast of my writing. That said, I’ve come very close to saying a few things about…

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Jun 20 2012

Salsa-Ed: Getting To Kids Early

Occasionally, I make random, off-the-wall connections between totally disparate things, Most recently, I found a strange parallel between salsa dance lessons and early childhood education. Yesterday, I had the chance to go to a Salsa lesson in Jackson with a few of my fellow interns. Now, I am a huge fan of Latin dance, mostly because…

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Over the past two years, I’ve seen an increased fascination (fixation?) with the ever-evolving activities of Teach For America as a non-profit organization. TFA continues to be scrutinized routinely by people with a range of experiences, perspectives and loyalties. Fittingly, the reviews thus far have been mixed. What is most interesting to me is how…

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We all fail when we focus on blaming teachers on the one hand and blaming poor students and their families on the other. As reformers, “Rheeformers,” anti-reformers, unionists, etc continue to fight amongst ourselves, we neglect to answer one important question: who are we letting off the hook? The Law of the Excluded Middle states:…

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