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Creative Insubordination: Reading Ayers's and Alexander-Tanner's "The Mystery of Teaching"

I think this reading/comic brings up some issues we encounter or will encounter often as educators: autonomy and power. I wish everyone felt the way Williams Ayers does when he says, “Teaching is the vocation of vocations, a calling that shepherds a multitude of other callings.” This is beautiful, but unfortunately the quote I most often hear about teaching is, “Those who can’t do teach.” As educators, we are often not given autonomy or power. 333 more words

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The Professorial Debates: An Incipiency Threshold Navigation

Fireworks erupt as @megynkelly takes on former professor over his incendiary 9/11 comments: http://t.co/oa83CrjHNu pic.twitter.com/QvfckFlAz4

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#kellyfile interview with Ward Churchill part 1 via…

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Teach for America Pushes Bill Ayers’ ‘Culturally Responsive Teaching’

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Now that the word is out about what “social justice” education really is, progressive ed organizations have taken to altering their speak in an apparent attempt to avoid further scrutiny. 156 more words

Photos: Two east side fires in two days

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WYTV) – Crews in Youngstown have battled two fires on the east side in two days. One on Ayers Street and the other on Stiles Avenue. 6 more words

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Photos: Two east side fires in two days

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) -Crews in Youngstown have battled two fires on the east side in two days. One on Ayers Street and the other on Stiles Avenue. 6 more words

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Record Lection #33-Roy Ayers Ubiquity “He’s Coming”

Vibraphone heroes are rare but extremely potent. In order to even be good at the instrument you have to be a master in both piano melody AND drum rudiments to be considered part of the pantheon ( this iscertainly not an easy task) The Mt. 136 more words

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Organizational Evil

I listened recently to an interview by Megyn Kelly of Bill Ayers who was one of the founders of the Weather Underground (Weathermen). This was a group created in opposition to the war in Vietnam with the ultimate goal of over throwing the Government. 768 more words

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