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Claudia Swisher
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It's Time to Chalk the Vote!
Runoff elections are in one week. Both the Democrat and Republican tickets have races for House, Senate, and state races. Independents, remember you are welcome to vote in the Democrat's runoff. I have harped on elections and voting before on my blog.  I've...
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Brittani Pollock: "I Left Teaching. I Had To."
 I'm donating my blog today to a former student, now friend, Brittani. She was my student and an officer in my club, Teen Volunteers, at Norman North. I always knew she wanted to be a teacher, you could see her deep love of children when she volunteered. I ...
Brittani Pollock: "I Left Teaching. I Had To."
Brittani Pollock: "I Left Teaching. I Had To."
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Students Deserve Accomplished Teachers
I love students...I've often told my classes that my mission in life is to show the world how brilliant they are. I saw this brilliance on display last week, and I was reminded of the humble joy it is to spend time with young people in the classroom.  "Ever...
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Primary Elections Matter-Vote for our Kids
Primary Elections Matter-Vote for our Kids
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Primary Elections Matter-Vote for our Kids
Hi! Remember me? Your neighborhood nagging granny.  I'm here to beat the drum for voting Tuesday. It's not like I haven't talked about voting before... One of my first posts was about voting...and the fact teachers DON'T. One example of our power as voters ...
Primary Elections Matter-Vote for our Kids
Primary Elections Matter-Vote for our Kids
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"Waste! Fraud! Abuse!" Aysha Prather's Guest Blog
One of the joys of my advocacy journey is meeting other people who care about public schools, who sit with me during boring committee meetings, and floor debates. Who inform themselves and ask tough questions. My friend Aysha is one of those friends. We wer...
"Waste! Fraud! Abuse!" Aysha Prather's Guest Blog
"Waste! Fraud! Abuse!" Aysha Prather's Guest Blog
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Danger, #oklaed!! SB1015 and SB1398
“Danger, Will Robinson!” I remember that cheesy television
series, produced long before believable special effects, Lost in Space , about
the family adrift in the universe with their trusty robot, Robot.   Will, the son of the intrepid travelers, was
a brig...
Danger, #oklaed!! SB1015 and SB1398
Danger, #oklaed!! SB1015 and SB1398
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NOW Our Hard Work Begins...
Monday we will, once again, descend on the Capitol Building
at 23 rd and Lincoln to express our frustrations about school funding…and
state funding. And, yes, we can thank legislators for finally, finally, finding
75% of the House and Senate to vote for rev...
NOW Our Hard Work Begins...
NOW Our Hard Work Begins...
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"New Oklahoma Teacher Vows"
I often say I have the smartest friends, and I am sharing another piece by another smart teacher. Amber McMath lets the world in on the super secret vows all new teachers in #oklaed must swear before they can teach. But, you know what? We're writing new vow...
"New Oklahoma Teacher Vows"
"New Oklahoma Teacher Vows"
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"Stop Equating Teachers with Martyrs"
  I have been relatively quiet over the talk of a teacher walk-out. I have rallied, marched (including in 1990 for HB 1017). I have visited the Capitol and talked to legislators. I've attended committee meetings and floor debates. I've made my position clea...
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