Monthly Archives: March 2014

Reclaiming “No Excuses”: A Reader

Reclaiming “No Excuses”: A Reader. Very good.

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Sometimes I Really Love Teaching History

Like today.  We’ve started a new unit of study on Imperial China.  We watched a short program, Engineering an Empire:  China, where they mentioned castration and eunuchs.  The students had no idea what castration was, they thought it was getting … Continue reading

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¡Oscar Romero Presente!

  Today marks the 34th anniversary of the assassination of Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero.  He was killed by government forces while celebrating Mass in a hospital chapel in San Salvador, because he had become too dangerous to those in power. … Continue reading

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César Chávez, An American Hero

I was lucky to see the new biopic about a week ago at a free screening in Berkeley; Diego Luna and Dolores Huerta were there, among others. I liked the movie, I especially liked the inclusion of the Filipino workers … Continue reading

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I Have Teacher Burnout But it’s Almost Spring Break

Tomorrow is the end of the third quarter, and I’m B-U-R-N-E-D O-U-T. I have spent the last two weeks using my lunch time trying to get kids caught up on what they’re missing. Today was the last day, I give … Continue reading

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Grrrrrrrr

So the Press Democrat has another hit piece out on unions, and Lisa Maldonado in particular.  Shocking, I know. Here’s my response in their comments section. As mentioned elsewhere, Lisa never said “there is no problem.” How come Paul Gullixson … Continue reading

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