Monthly Archives: July 2015

Playing politics – and worse — with history

  I read a media report that said some of the protesters waving Confederate battle flags at President Obama in Oklahoma earlier this week arrived in vehicles with Texas license plates. Why am I not surprised? The border crossers hail … Continue reading

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A dangerous anti-educator enters the presidential race

  In a field littered with bad candidates, presidential hopeful Scott Walker may be the worst choice for educators and other public employees. The Wisconsin governor, who announced today that he is running for the White House, made a national … Continue reading

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Beware of superintendents calling themselves “reformers”

  I was on vacation when Mike Miles finally quit his reign of dictatorial mediocrity at Dallas ISD, but I notice now that the Dallas school board paid the former superintendent $275,000 in a separation deal. That money could have … Continue reading

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How do you wipe slavery from school buildings?

  I am all for burying the Confederate battle flag in the back room of a museum and requiring remedial education for politicians who persist in denying – or downplaying — the historical fact that the South’s shameful passion to … Continue reading

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