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About school choice in a rural town

I asked people in Indian Valley what I should write about for my My Turn column in the paper  and pretty unanimously people said the one thing I vowed not to write about: The Schools. I vowed not to for … Continue reading

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Students Need Support to Thrive

I recently was invited to speak at my alma mater Cal State University Fullerton. Going back 22 years later does many of the things you think it’s going to do to you. For starters it makes you feel old and … Continue reading

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Hip Mama needs YOU and YOU need Hip Mama…just saying….

The new issue is here! Do you ever sit in doctors’ offices and see parenting magazines and think who the hell writes articles about $300 strollers?! And who the hell buys them?! Do you get called to the principal’s office … Continue reading

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Every Day Racism and Missing My Grandfather

It was a week ago that a colleague irked me to the extent that I just couldn’t keep it in any longer. She already has a reputation of not getting it, of trying to hard, and having a super extra … Continue reading

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Silence of the Mexi- CANS

I’ve been an instructor since 1998. I’ve been an instructor in English departments since that time. And by and large I’m just your average every day Mexican-American/Scotch Okie woman who cannot speak Spanish, from a feminist gay military family whose … Continue reading

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The Selkie

I read this story this morning on the alternet: http://www.alternet.org/education/should-8-year-olds-be-reading-stories-glorify-rape?page=0%2C2       I remember first hearing the Selkie tail on my mother’s copy of The Joan Baez Ballad Book LP. I must have been four. That record and its … Continue reading

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