Open Letter to Sen. Chad Barefoot Concerning His Words on HB13

Dear Sen. Barefoot, Your recent comments concerning the stalled House Bill 13 that would help local school districts navigate a stubborn legislative obstacle is yet another example of why so many people who advocate for the constitutionally protected public school system view you as hypocritical and piously partisan. While Guilford County has already served notice … Continue reading Open Letter to Sen. Chad Barefoot Concerning His Words on HB13

Malcolm’s Season Opener  – 2 for 2 with 27 RBI’s, 4 SB’s, and some Cheetos

The Chellenger League started today.  So out came the red helmet, the red coat, and the new red glove and off to the Watertower Field at Wake Forest.  All that practice is paying off.  Here's the first at-bat.  ​​ As you can see - a screamer up the middle. Then the allusive "forget first, going … Continue reading Malcolm’s Season Opener  – 2 for 2 with 27 RBI’s, 4 SB’s, and some Cheetos

Open Letter to Sen. Bill Rabon – Be a Civil Servant and Allow House Bill 13 to Come to the Senate Floor

Dear Senator Rabon, I was disheartened as a public school teacher to learn that House Bill 13, which earned unanimous support in the state House, has been tabled in the state Senate, a situation that you could easily remedy. And I am incensed as a parent of a special needs child in a public elementary … Continue reading Open Letter to Sen. Bill Rabon – Be a Civil Servant and Allow House Bill 13 to Come to the Senate Floor

For Once I May Have Liked What Lt. Gov. Dan Forest Said – But Not For the Reasons He Would Like

Lt. Gov. Dan Forest’s recent comments concerning “bridging the digital divide” at the “Advocacy Day for Making Rural School Districts a Priority” event were actually very heartening to hear – for more than one reason. If you have followed the North Carolina public school funding discussion, disparities between affluent metropolitan areas and economically depressed rural … Continue reading For Once I May Have Liked What Lt. Gov. Dan Forest Said – But Not For the Reasons He Would Like

April 3, 2017 – An Especially Antipodean Day in the Walking Contradiction That is the Antithetical Secretary of Education

There was a disturbance in the Force today in the Old North State. No not... But... As Alex Granados of EdNC.org reported on April 3rd, On Monday, U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos made her first visit to a Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) school since being sworn in. She came to Kimberly Hampton Primary School in Fort … Continue reading April 3, 2017 – An Especially Antipodean Day in the Walking Contradiction That is the Antithetical Secretary of Education

The Sartorial Splendor of Malcolm – A Fashionable Musing That Will Make You Jealous Of…

...vestiary  genius. Our handsome little man is the spitting image of his stunning mother. No doubt of the maternal resemblance. He got his ability to talk with the ladies from his Grandpa Ed. He got his dance moves from listening to his sister's music. So what did he get from his paterfamilias? And dammit, I … Continue reading The Sartorial Splendor of Malcolm – A Fashionable Musing That Will Make You Jealous Of…

Raleigh, Pass House Bill 13 Because All The World’s A Stage

O for a Muse of fire, that would ascend The brightest heaven of invention, A kingdom for a stage, princes to act And monarchs to behold the swelling scene! Henry V, Prologue. North Carolina House Bill 13, which would grant local school districts flexibility to combat class size limits imposed by last year’s short-sighted budget, … Continue reading Raleigh, Pass House Bill 13 Because All The World’s A Stage