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I'd Rather Be Alone

“And what of loneliness,” you ask.

And I say, “what about it?”

What does it even mean?

Does being in a room alone,

avoiding contact, 51 more words


Louisiana Teacher Who "Sees Benefits of Common Core" in Op/ed Is a Paid Endorser

On March 4, 2015, nola.com carried an op/ed entitled, Teacher Sees Benefits of Common Core Playing Out in Classroom.

The column was written by St. 733 more words

Common Core

Have/Have Not

Within me is a breath. I still live.

My youth has escaped me. I now age.

Years of wisdom collect. I’m wiser.

Small memories escape. I forget. 31 more words


Hey, Kids: Take the PARCC Test, Qualify for an iPad Mini (??)

Louisiana parents are choosing to opt their children out of whatever it is that state superintendent John White has concocted and is labeling the “PARCC” test. 842 more words

High-stakes Testing

Days Past

Those days have passed,

into anathema,

left there to stay,

a part of history.

I’ve buried them

in the back yard,

where they will rot. 7 more words


Taking the Low Road

Taking the high road,

Does well to placate,

Calms those around me,

Prevents arguments,

Can maintain the peace,

And promote goodwill.

This is not the time, 32 more words


Dead to Me

Shall I quote you a sonnet,

Present a soliloquy,

Orate the greatest verses,

Sing an ode written for you?

And when would all of this art, 19 more words