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All Education Matters: Serious Fantasy: The Institute for the Indentured Educated Class

All Education Matters: Serious Fantasy: The Institute for the Indentured Educated Class

Serious Fantasy: The Institute for the Indentured Educated Class

There is this big, somewhat ugly house next to where I am currently living. It has been stripped clean, and the owners have been gone for well over a year. It's a foreclosure. The bank tends to mow it at the last minute, so it's this hideous eye sore in a nice, tidy neighborhood. Every time I walk by it with my dogs, I get really pissed. I have thought about leaving my dogs' shit in the yard, but then I realize that that would be utterly rude to the poor guys who must mow the yard each month. So, I pick up my dogs' shit and curse the bank that owns it. Then I curse a bunch of other banks, as well as politicians . . . by the time I get back home, I am seething. So . . . here's something I'd like to do with that house.

I'd like to buy it, fix it up, and turn it into . . . The Institute for the Indentured Educated Class. Wouldn't that

I Won’t Deny It [My Ambitionz As A Ridah] | The Jose Vilson

I Won’t Deny It [My Ambitionz As A Ridah] | The Jose Vilson

I Won’t Deny It [My Ambitionz As A Ridah]

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One of my NYC teacher friends posited that I was popular. I laughed. Hard. The one thing to keep in mind, my people, is that I have a hard time talking about myself in depth. On the web, I’ve gotten gracious amounts of praise (all of which I’m humbled by) but in my district, I think I’ve also maintained a fair share of notoriety. I tend to listen a lot more than I speak, and I nod a lot until I find the best place and time to say something. She asked me to write about why it is that I laughed so hard at her question, but before I accepted that offer, I replied with this: What’s the realistic difference between infamy and popularity.

Simple. It’s about intention.

Whenever I enter a conversation, my intentions depend highly on the audience, what I know beforehand about

I Feel So Cheap And Dirty, Part II | Mr. Teachbad's Blog of Teacher Disgruntlement

I Feel So Cheap And Dirty, Part II | Mr. Teachbad's Blog of Teacher Disgruntlement

I Feel So Cheap And Dirty, Part II

Before you go on, you may want to read I Feel So Cheap And Dirty, Part I. But I can’t make you.

The four come into my room, and I know what’s going to happen. (By the way, Timmy has no IEP, 504 or anything like that. He’s just lazy.)

The social worker introduces me to Timmy’s parents, who speak no English. And I don’t speak what they speak. It’s unclear whether the social worker speaks what they speak, but I think not.

So with no communication happening on most fronts, the social worker just hits me up and lays it out there: “Is there anything Timmy can do to make something up or somehow pass the class? He has been working so hard in English and spending so much time on that research paper…you know.”

Me: He already failed the class. I already put in grades.

Her: Well, I know. But is

Jersey Jazzman: Do The Hustle

Jersey Jazzman: Do The Hustle

Do The Hustle

Derrell "The Freman" Bradford cashes in:
With education reform at center stage in New Jersey politics, a new political action organization is expected to launch today with a $1 million media campaign addressing teacher quality.
Better Education for Kids (B4K) has posted a press release on its fledgling website, describing itself as a 501c(4) organization, a non-profit permitted to promote political causes. It is led by prominent school choice activist Derrell Bradford as executive director and funded through two wealthy financiers and philanthropists, David Tepper and Alan Fournier.
When contacted last evening, Bradford confirmed the launch and said the group was

Jersey Jazzman: What A Day...

Jersey Jazzman: What A Day...

What A Day...

Really, what is there left to say? NJ sinks lower than I ever thought possible.

The following people are complete sell-outs to middle-class professionals working in the public sector:
All four of you are dead to us. Goodbye.

There are also some heroes:
Assembly members Wayne DeAngelo, Daniel Benson, Patrick Diegnan, Reed Gusciora, Vincent Prieto and Connie Wagner, and state Sen. Ray Lesniak, blasted the

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