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Jim Arnold
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It's So Hard To Say Goodbye...
It’s So Hard To Say Goodbye…     Most teachers love their jobs.  Most teachers are very good at their jobs.  As in any profession, there are exceptions, but what’s scary about the education profession now is not that there are enormous numbers of bad teache...
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The Apoc-eclipse
The Apoc-eclipse     I have to tell you right up front that Betsy and I did not catch the eclipselectic fever that seemed to infect most of the country.  We started out the day like most other days, sitting by the pool with coffee and talking about our resp...
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The Point
Singer and songwriter Harry Nilsson observed in his 1971 album “The Point” that “a point in every direction is no point at all" and "if everyone has a point, then I must have one too.”       I had the pleasure of judging several students a few weeks ago as ...
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A Modest Proposal
  HB 610 was introduced in the House of Representatives on January 23 2017 by Representative King of Iowa and Representatives Harris and Franks of Arizona.  The bill is a study in brevity by current standards (10 pages in its entirety compared to the 2400 p...
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10 Rules of Educational Process
Rules of Educational Process     I believe in public schools.  I am a product of public schools, my children graduated from public schools and my grandchildren currently attend public schools.  My experience and beliefs tell me that public education is a st...
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Magic Beans and Silver Bullets
  Magic Beans
and Silver Bullets    I have a
question for you.   If someone said they
had a magic solution to your local educational issues that guaranteed your
child or grandchild – along with every other child in your community - would be
educationally su...
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Deal or No Deal
Deal or No Deal      Most Georgians are old enough to remember Sonny Perdue’s gift card program for teachers.  Sonny heard that teachers were spending their own money on pencils, paper and classroom supplies, so, out of his great concern for the welfare of ...
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Splasher Six
Splasher Six is the newsletter of the 100th Bomb Group Foundation.  It was also the assembly point for B-17's of the 100th over England in WW II.     Robert L. “Bobby” Black was born in the sleepy little town of Alderson, West Virginia on September 7, 1923....
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Potty Training
      President Obama has met the law of unintended consequences.  The Presidential decree prohibiting public schools from discriminating against those students that self-identify as transgender by forcing them to use the bathroom that corresponds to their ...
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A Bad Idea By Any Other Name is Still A Bad Idea
    My Dad was a Police Officer for 26 years in Jackson MS.  My brothers and I were subject to almost daily interrogations from a trained professional.  Partly because he controlled the car keys and the family finances and partly because we had a healthy re...
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