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Closing the Teach For America Blogging Gap

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Due in part to the maddening flurry of education reform related articles in the past two month, I had essentially sworn off blogging. While in the groove of seeing real change happening on the ground every day in my work with City Year, I felt increasingly removed from the debate between older folk being played…

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Nov 29 2012

Battle: Los Angeles (Divide and Conquer)

Please read the following article about the fires of racial tensions being rekindled due to a lack of thoughtfulness and financial equality around revised public transit plans. Aren’t we in 2012? Why do forced relocation, crowding out, and disregard for minority, low-income communities remain issues in this enlightened age? Yet, pundits question why poverty still exists?…

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Oct 29 2012

Rainy Day R & R

Lately, I feel like I begin every blog post with a disclaimer about how I “haven’t been blogging much recently.” In summary, things are great! I’m enjoying my job (it’s been really busy as of late), it’s nice to have college friends around, and I’m close to home. So, minus Hurricane Sandy, things are good.…

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Apr 18 2012

“We Need To Get It Together”

Today involved some disturbing developments I can’t really write about; summary: a persistent trouble-maker who is a threat to the school community had to be handled by the authorities and, on the other hand, one of my mentees landed in trouble- again. It’s really sad when a kid is trying to do well and either…

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Apr 16 2012

A Teachable Moment

“The problem with stereotypes is not that they are untrue, but that they are incomplete”  http://on.ted.com/BEav (link to interesting TED Talk)   Last week, I had a few spare moments to work on culture-building with my homeroom, and I ended up having a very intriguing conversation with one of my boys. The boy, L, shared with…

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