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Why Does A City Even Bother To Make Laws?

In the 11-20-16 post (It’s Troubling That People Face Different Charges For The Same Offense) Analysis posed the rhetorical question “Why does a city make laws to begin with?” Today, Maria DeVito reports that a handful of Newark residents asked the same question, only non rhetorically. 535 more words

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'SNL' Baited Trump By Making Fun Of His Tweets, So Obviously He Tweeted About It

It’s like the old adage says: if a Trump insult passes without comment from Trump himself, did the insult ever really exist? 

During last night’s cold open for Saturday Night Live, Alec Baldwin and Kate McKinnon dared to needle the President-elect for his annoying habit of retweeting random, unknown people who happen to agree with him. 301 more words

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Plain English Definitions for the Numeracy Progressions

In my reductionist quest to make things in education more accessible, I’ve started revising the definitions we use.

The reason for this is that they get in the way a lot of the time. 347 more words


A Change of Pace - Chapter 86

Daisy strained against the weight. Sweat dripped from every part of her body making a dark stain on the mats around her. She growled her defiance as she thrust forward, locked out her arms and moved the weighted bar back to rack. 4,986 more words

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Plain English Definitions for the Literacy Progressions

I’ve started writing new course content for the new NZCALNE (Voc) – the latest version of our course. I want to revise the definitions that we use to talk about the Learning Progressions for Adult Literacy and Numeracy. 314 more words


The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones

So, it may have taken me a while but I finally finished the first book.

If you haven’t read the books read at your own risk as the posts may contain spoilers. 381 more words


NEA Members Successfully Pressure Company to Leave ALEC

When teachers come together and stand up to the forces behind privatizing our public schools they can make a big difference.

A major force pushing privatization, the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), has made headlines in recent years for advancing extreme right-wing legislation and attacking public schools and unions. 193 more words

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