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Senior watch: Mid-career teachers facing financial crunch. Veteran teachers are being forced out.

In suburban District 64, Park Ridge (where I was local union president and negotiator over many contracts), our salary schedule had competitive entry-level salaries. But it also took 20 years to reach the top of the schedule. 460 more words

Veteran Teachers

The missing piece in the "good mother" puzzle

Today I re-tweeted an article by Kathryn Sollmann, Peace Talks for the Mommy Wars in which she re-frames the “have it all” and “lean in” rhetoric into personal, economic terms. 1,401 more words

Motherhood

Mentoring or lack thereof

The topic of mentoring has come up recently on some blogs that I read.  A lot of it is about women and minorities, and living in the research-intensive world.  1,002 more words

Academia

Self-Advocacy While on the Student Affairs Path

THANK YOU to The Student Affairs Collective for the opportunity to share my experiences as a mid-career professional. You can see the original post here… 830 more words

Motherhood

Messiness, Mosaics, and a Midwife of Words

 On Wednesday, May 28th, Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient and midwife of words, Maya Angelou transitioned from life to death. After the announcement on Twitter, I spent the next few hours reading memorials, articles, and dedications to the wise woman, activist, creative mother to the nation. 251 more words