Politicians Are Poody Heads

and they're not the only ones…

Tireless ”Research”

Leave a comment »

Tax the Rich

Leave a comment »

Teachers Are Not Okay

This is so sad, and so unnecessary.
Treat teachers with respect, pay them better, and treat COVID as something that needs to be addressed as something very, very serious.
Teachers seem to be seen as glorified “babysitters” by too many people.
And, BTW, in my school district, and in many others, they can’t hire enough bus drivers, or support staff, either.
I don’t know what it’s going to take to get parents and school boards to wake up.


At the staff meeting the other day, one of my fellow teachers turned to me and said he was having trouble seeing.

He rushed home and had to have his blood pressure meds adjusted.

Another co-worker was sent home because one of her students had tested positive for Covid-19 and she had gone over to his desk to help him with his assignment.

I, myself, came home on Friday and was so beat down I just collapsed into bed having to spend the next week going from one medical procedure to another to regain my health.

The teachers are not okay.

This pandemic has been particularly hard on us.

Through every twist and turn, teachers have been at the center of the storm.

When schools first closed, we were heroes for teaching on-line.

When they remained closed, we were villains for wanting to remain there – safe from infection.

View original post 1,104 more words

Leave a comment »

Missing Woman

Leave a comment »

Critical Race Theory

Leave a comment »

Let Us Count the Ways that Charter Schools Rip Off their Students and the Taxpayers

It’s infuriating that charters are allowed to do this.
Yes, Congress should act, but I suspect it won’t. I’m sure Congress people receive healthy donations from these for-profit management companies.
They should also be forbidden from “weeding out” the more difficult to teach children.
Any charter school that continues doing these things should be threatened with loss of their public funding.


The National Association for Public Charter Schools, one of the big lobbying organizations for charter schools, proclaims that these institutions operate as public institutions to promote the public interest. But charter schools are a classic example of private contracting. They operate with public tax dollars, but they are governed (often without transparency) by private boards, which themselves operate under state regulations that tend to be extremely lax and poorly enforced. Here are two excellent examples of prominent advocates for traditional public schools and against school privatization dissecting, in depth, the ways that charter schools continue to rip off the public.

New Book Exposes How Charter Schools Regularly Find Ways to Select Students Who Will Be a Credit to the School

On September 10, Teachers College Press published a new book by Wagma Mommandi and Kevin Welner, of the University of Colorado at Boulder: School’s Choice: How Charter Schools Control Access…

View original post 896 more words

Leave a comment »

Know Your Nut Jobs

Leave a comment »

Buying Americans

Leave a comment »

Capital Offense

Leave a comment »

Cowtoon Sign

Leave a comment »

The Reality-Based Community

and they're not the only ones...

The Last Of The Millenniums

Just because it always has been, doesn't mean it always will be

Bear with me...

A baby bear finds his way in an all too human world

Mashed Potato Bulletin

Grappling with the mish-mash of American politics


A little mixed up

Social Justice For All

Working towards global equity and equality


frightfully wondrous things happen here.

Bearly Holding On

Some days I have to laugh to keep from destroying the world

Embattled Farmers

Political commentary from an insider

how the hell did i end up here?

The musings of a storyteller by eleanor lois tomczyk

Stonekettle Station

and they're not the only ones...

You're already screwed

& it's your own damn fault


and they're not the only ones...

The Stars Hollow Gazette

and they're not the only ones...

Articles and Investigations - ProPublica

and they're not the only ones...


and they're not the only ones...

Latest from Crooks and Liars

and they're not the only ones...

MoJo Blogs and Articles | Mother Jones

and they're not the only ones...

Mock Paper Scissors

The Internet's Band of Incorrigible Spitballers® and Cult Failure Since 2006

Juanita Jean's

and they're not the only ones...

She's A Maineiac

just another plaid-wearin' java-sippin' girl


More than just another wiseass

Empty Nest, Full Life

Formerly: PostDepartumDepression Thoughts about the "post Mommy" years of life

A Mind is a Terrible Thing

and they're not the only ones...