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They Voted to Snub Her. We Celebrate Her.

It’s one thing to behave badly. It’s another thing to take an official vote in support of behaving badly but, lo and behold, that is precisely what the Massachusetts Teachers’ Association did last weekend at their annual meeting of delegates. And so a magnanimous gesture on the part of two retired delegates ended in a… Continue reading They Voted to Snub Her. We Celebrate Her.

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Propaganda and Politics on the First Day of School

When I think of being ready for day one of a school year, tables of political buttons and campaign propaganda isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. But in Newton, Massachusetts this year, that’s what returning teachers found in their midst as they reunited after the summer. And there is something very wrong with… Continue reading Propaganda and Politics on the First Day of School