Monthly Archives: November 2013

Youth of color, their clothes and stereotypes

Those of us who know kids, have kids, were kids, understand that the way kids dress is not necessarily indicative of anything about them.  Right?  But lots of people, since the dawn of time, have judged teens on what they … Continue reading

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Prayers for a fellow teacher

My deepest and heartfelt sympathy for Tyler Ahlborn, the Midrose teacher who was stabbed by a student. As a teacher, this hits home, and brings up so many conflicting emotions. We give so much to our students, this seems like … Continue reading

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JFK (May 29, 1917 – November 22, 1963)

I harbor no illusions that had JFK lived, everything would have been fine and wonderful. I know he was not a saint; he was a politician, an astute one. I was but a few weeks old when he was assassinated, … Continue reading

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More fan mail re #AndyLopez

Received 10/30/13 at Santa Rosa City Schools office. For your reading pleasure, complete with errors. Dear School Administrator: My, oh, my–what has your school district, your schools, your teachers and your parents done.  You have 12 year old Cesario Nicasio … Continue reading

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