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Respect for Workers Means a Place at the Table

As the MTI red and AFSCME green packed the meeting room and the halls of the MMSD Administration Building Monday night, I couldn’t help but think that we’d been here before. The budget was on the work committee’s agenda, but … Continue reading

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Stapler Not Included

Public schools have faced a decreasing budget for more than a decade. Yet, the effects are not always obvious to the outside observer. Teachers rush in to fill the holes as quickly as they are created, sometimes asking for help … Continue reading

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Wanted: Courageous Defenders of Public Education

Teachers continue to be the greatest defenders of public education. It is not an accident that groups wishing to under-fund or privatize public education are the same groups attacking educators. Unfortunately, these public school “deformers” have found their way onto … Continue reading

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SEAs Open the Doorway to Learning

My sixth grade students leaned forward as I read to them, almost as though they would better be able to capture the words in the book. We were reading “Out of My Mind,” by Sharon Draper. This book is about … Continue reading

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