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Rockville, MD Launches "Flags Over Rockville" Map

By: David J. Smith, September 22, 2017

I wanted to do a “shout out” for my hometown of Rockville, MD.  We are a city of about 65,000 in a county (Montgomery County) of 1.4 million, on the northwest suburbs of DC.   92 more words

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She Took on All that Student Debt...for You

So… “why did she” take on all that student debt, earning a degree in heaven-knows-what, for some reason they won’t tell us–but why did she go so deep into the hole? 211 more words


#5: Peace Week Practice - Next Steps?

By: David J. Smith, September 22, 2017

The International Day of Peace was yesterday.  Hopefully it was a meaningful day for you.  Now going forward, what are your next steps?   83 more words

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Even More Carter Scandals

LOS ANGELES – Over the summer, I wrote about the Los Angeles School Board Elections (Philanthropy and Politics in Education).  With the financial influence of such people as Netflix CEO Reed Hastings, and billionaire philanthropist Eli Broad, there was a lot of purchasing and positioning charter  advocates to the LA School Board.  855 more words


A Grave New World

At the moment, the rarest word in all of education is “kids”. And the most ignored phrase in this giant jungle of jargon is “common sense”. 735 more words

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Open Letter to BEST NC About Their Principal Pay Plan (and Their Shallow Response to the Push-back).

Dear. Mrs. Berg and BESTNC,

Today I read your reactionary response on EdNC.org concerning BESTNC’s explanation of the new principal pay plan that has received some much well-deserved criticism. 1,469 more words

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