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<h1>Teach</h1>
<p>I didn’t think I’d get back into blogging but am so ticked off even being under-read doesn’t bother me anymore. Anyway, I read <a href="http://www.tcrecord.org/Content.asp?ContentID=21795">this</a> in the Teacher College newsletter, which uses 4 pt. type or something and features long, long papers, and thought if nothing else I can enlarge it.</p>
<p>The piece is about the two types of success we teach at school, collective and personal, the latter trumping the former, if you get my drift. It ends:</p>
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<p><span style="font-family: As educational policymakers, we need to (re)define the purpose of public education towards a collective democratic ideal and reimagine what success looks like. Although we cannot completely eradicate racism and intolerance in society via public education, we need to look squarely into the face of intolerance we have allowed to take root in our schools. With an incoming U.S. Secretary of Education who is likely to continue heavily pushing market-based policies, it will fall to state educational leaders, local districts, educational organizations, and parent groups to resist following this lead. Those of us who care about education should strategize to support and promote collectively-oriented policies and encourage our elected education policymakers to do the same. We must continue to reflect upon whether our educational policy values reflect what we want our society to look like and whom we want our fellow citizens to be.

It made feel better: Yeah. I’m a teacher. I can teach the country out of the hell hole it’s in.

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Teach

I didn’t think I’d get back into blogging but am so ticked off even being under-read doesn’t bother me anymore. Anyway, I read this in the Teacher College newsletter, which uses 4 pt. type or something and features long, long papers, and thought if nothing else I can enlarge it.

The piece is about the two types of success we teach at school, collective and personal, the latter trumping the former, if you get my drift. It ends:

As educational policymakers, we need to (re)define the purpose of public education towards a collective democratic ideal and reimagine what success looks like. Although we cannot completely eradicate racism and intolerance in society via public education, we need to look squarely into the face of intolerance we have allowed to take root in our schools. With an incoming U.S. Secretary of Education who is likely to continue heavily pushing market-based policies, it will fall to state educational leaders, local districts, educational organizations, and parent groups to resist following this lead. Those of us who care about education should strategize to support and promote collectively-oriented policies and encourage our elected education policymakers to do the same. We must continue to reflect upon whether our educational policy values reflect what we want our society to look like and whom we want our fellow citizens to be.

It made feel better: Yeah. I’m a teacher. I can teach the country out of the hell hole it’s in.

Posted 20 weeks ago
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Posted 20 weeks ago
<p>The day begins.</p>

The day begins.

Posted 20 weeks ago
<h1>Throttled</h1>
<p>I was live streaming the Women’s March when all the sudden I lost my 4G connection. This was because Verizon was completely overwhelmed by all the protestors using their phones. Nobody had a connection. Being cut off was scary in a way. Love it or hate, it we depend on connectivity. So what happens when this same scenario plays out when there’s no other reason for the loss of service than greed, when your ISP can throttle your connection to give better service to the wealthy? That’s what may very well happen if Trump ends net neutrality. I’m writing my senators. I hope you will too.</p>

Throttled

I was live streaming the Women’s March when all the sudden I lost my 4G connection. This was because Verizon was completely overwhelmed by all the protestors using their phones. Nobody had a connection. Being cut off was scary in a way. Love it or hate, it we depend on connectivity. So what happens when this same scenario plays out when there’s no other reason for the loss of service than greed, when your ISP can throttle your connection to give better service to the wealthy? That’s what may very well happen if Trump ends net neutrality. I’m writing my senators. I hope you will too.

Posted 20 weeks ago

A couple of weeks ago I bought a Richo Theta S, an all-in-one 360 camera. I decided to bring it along for the Save Our Schools rally I was live streaming in DC. I set it up on a light stand and taped Ed historian Diane Ravitch’s address on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. This was the result. I should have set the camera closer to Diane, but the effect is pretty trippy nonetheless. If you squint your eyes and forget about the bad audio you can almost imagine that you’re at the event. Remember Safari doesn’t work with 360. You have to use Chrome or Firefox. Or better yet view it on your phone. 

Posted 47 weeks ago

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Posted 47 weeks ago