Tag: education

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Open Letter to Georgia Senators on SB 377

“We have to do with the past only as we can make it useful to the present and to the future.” — Frederick Douglass What to the Slave is the Fourth of July? (1852) The proposed Senate Bill 377 serves as nothing more than a coded bill aimed at limiting the dissemination of information to students, faculty, and staff, and to the stifling of educational inquiry in the … Read More Open Letter to Georgia Senators on SB 377

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Open Letter to School Board on COVID

Note: This is the letter I sent to our local school board, and in response, I received a CTL C+V response that indicated that the recipient did not read it. The response, in part, reads, “Please note that this response plan provides minimal guidelines for our schools in how they should respond to the virus.” The issue, though, is that not even “minimal guidelines” … Read More Open Letter to School Board on COVID

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Why Do I Teach?

I never thought I’d become an educator, in any sense of the word. When I was an undergraduate, I wanted to be a marine biologist, not an educator. Well, chemistry really did a number on me, so I changed majors, moving from biology to secondary education with a focus on biology and minor in English. I am, for the most part, an introvert, and … Read More Why Do I Teach?