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Continuity

The sky was overcast with thin, almost white stratus clouds. This helped to create a bland weather condition. It was not cheerful nor gloomy. It just made the day seem blah. It provided a setting for Max’s funeral that he would … Continue reading

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Educate Yourself

A common meme on social media goes something like this: “Education is irrelevant. Who needs to know anything about polynomial equations?” It has become fashionable in some circles to deride education and specifically public education. Many of the complaints are … Continue reading

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Seeking Knowledge

I’ve sometimes wondered about mathematics and science teachers. They have acquired the knowledge and skills to do difficult things that have great commercial and practical value, yet they work as underpaid public school teachers. Yesterday, I thought about the algebra … Continue reading

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It’s Ally Week

One of my college student friends reminded me yesterday that this week is GLSEN’s Ally Week. Gloria said this is a very special week for her because she remains an active member of the Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network group … Continue reading

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It’s Self-University Week

Nearly every time our family dropped by to visit grandma and grandpa Johnson, grandpa was engrossed in reading. Most of the time it was a non-fiction book about a topic of current interest or a technical book about something he … Continue reading

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Lifelong Learning

Like most normal American adolescents, I was thrilled to graduate from high school. At the same time, there were a few classes that I would miss. They were in subjects I didn’t necessarily excel in, yet learning and researching them … Continue reading

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Arrested For Learning

While fact checking a YouTube video last night, I stumbled across a blurb that was more compelling than the original reason for the search. There was only the statement, “90 Negroes arrested for learning”. The isolated tidbit of information was … Continue reading

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