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Meghan Vaziri
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A Not Quitting Letter
It has become its own internet genre-- the "why I am quitting" teacher letter. It is apparently on the rise again, because lately lots of folks have been forwarding examples to me. And I don't want to seem unsympathetic-- it has to suck to feel so backed in...

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I just wrote about this. I love this writer.

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Driven
When I was a kid, I had this philosophical problem with the idea of the teaching profession. My rival in elementary school, Carrie Cofer, announced to our delighted teacher that she wanted to be a teacher when she grew up. Being both jealous of the teacher'...

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Stop "Defending" Music
Today I ran across one more xeroxed handout touting the test-taking benefits of music education, defending music as a great tool for raising test scores and making students smarter. It was just one more example among many of the " keep music because it help...

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We Have To Do Something
You are walking down the street with a loved one when suddenly, a stranger in a white lab coat runs up hollering. "Oh my God!! You've got it!!" and shaking your loved one by the shoulders. "What? What!??" you reply, slightly panic stricken. "The disease!! T...

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Nashville Schools Under Attack While Journalists Sleep
Over at Dad Gone Wild, blogger norinrad10 has been chronicling the various messes in the Nashville, Tennessee school scene. The latest news is not good-- one more example of a city in which entrenched media are part of the business community that is cheerfu...

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Libraries
            I love libraries. My classroom library- Kindergarten version             I started loving libraries when I was in elementary school. My elementary school librarian at Sea Isle , Ms. Jenkins, was wonderful. The Sea Isle library had an enormous co...
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