From the daily archives: Thursday, January 4, 2018

Wayne Wlodarski, a labor relations consultant for OEA, is asking teachers and all other citizens to make a New Year’s resolution in support of public education.

He, with permission, turned a Network for Public Education (NPE) statement into the attached resolution:

I BELIEVE that public education is the pillar of our democracy. I believe in the common school envisioned by Horace Mann. A common school is a public institution, which nurtures and teaches all who live within its boundaries, regardless of race, ethnicity, creed, sexual orientation or learning ability. All may enroll – regardless of when they seek to enter the school or where they were […]

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Ode to Donald Trump and Steve Bannon

The gingham hog and the calico bat
side by side in the White House sat;
’Twas half-past twelve, and (what do you think!)
Not one nor the other
had slept a wink!

The old Dutch clock and the Chinese plate
appeared to know as sure as fate
There was going to be a terrible spat.

(I was n’t there; I simply state
What was told to me by the Chinese plate,)

The gingham hog tweeted “Drat! Drat! Drat!”

And the calico bat flapped its wings like […]

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