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Showing posts from January, 2009

President Obama

I will start by saying that I don't think that Barack Obama is a savior. I don't think he will solve everything in his first week, year, or term. (Or even two.) I disagree with him on some things, although I agree with him on more. I am sure I will be disappointed by him, as he is, after all, a politician, and a human being. I think I will be excited about what he does, and I'm definitely excited that the cowboy (I still can't believe we elected him TWICE) is back in Texas. I love that he sounds like someone who has seriously thought through the issues and formed an educated opinion, and I hope that is true. But. Aside from all of this, the historical significance really cannot be overstated. I know that people have been saying that it is overstated and that there's too much hype, etc. Frankly, I think that these people who are saying these things have never had to experience racism and do not understand how incredible this is. I'm going to plagiariz

Parental Involvement in Schools

I was asked to guest blog for the groupery about parental involvement, and you can find that post here . Hopefully it's helpful! More posts coming soon. I have many, many thoughts about the inauguration of President Obama and will be sharing them as soon as I can make them coherent.

Riots in Oakland

Still not back to my regular blogging - right now because I'm visiting my Mexican family - but were I still teaching at my school, this is something I would have to have some difficult conversations about in the classroom... More here and here .