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The Crucible: A Backwards Design

The Crucible

In today's world we make decisions that require circumspection and knowledge of motives; otherwise, we could find ourselves in a whole heap of trouble before we even know what hits us.  What makes Miller's play such a masterpiece…

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The Myth of Solidarity

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January 14-22, 2019. UTLA members went on strike. You know who was NOT a part of that? SEIU. Nor was AALA. Instead, they worked to cram the students into auditoriums for daily lessons and meals. They worked on

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Mastery Grading and the Disappearing Deadline

“Some people when they have taken too much and have been driven beyond the point of endurance, simply crumble and give up. There are others, though they are not many, who will for some reason always be unconquerable. You meet

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What’s It Got to Do with The Price of Eggs?

Very smart people insist on comparing teachers to their college-educated counterparts in the private sector. Though I question the validity of such comparisons, I remain in the minority with my…

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Antigone: A Backwards Design


Antigone is canonical because its themes and characters transcends time. We see Donald Trump in Creon, both men willing to wreck their ships of state because he cannot be humble.  Its themes fit as well in Modern America as…

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