Posts Tagged: teachers

The Storming Bohemian Punks The Muse #28: Let’s Do Dinner

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Dinner party! Now that the garden is starting to look nice, and the cats are becoming less feral and more civilized, and Klopnik has begun to change (occasionally) out of his gardening clothes, the  Storming Bohemian’s thoughts turn to socializing on the patio.

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The Saturday Rumpus Essay: The Savage Mind, Pt. 2

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There isn’t even a discussion. There aren’t any words. You just start swinging—the building is a fence, your cousins are a fence. The two of you are surrounded. There’s no escape for either of you. ...more

Job Insecurity 101

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At California College of the Arts in San Francisco and Oakland, adjunct faculty have been trying for two years to win their first union contract. They are part of the Service Employees International Union’s Faculty Forward movement, through which some 13,000 adjuncts at fifty colleges across the nation have unionized in the last three years.

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The Sunday Rumpus Interview: Janine Joseph

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The day the manuscript became Driving without a License was the day I said “yes” to the truth of my own life and coming-of-age experience as an undocumented immigrant. ...more

The Saturday Rumpus Essay: O Martyr My Martyr!

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In most communities, teachers are compensated so poorly and afforded so little respect that in many cases the primary compensation is martyrdom. ...more

Straight out of Kafka

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All for a novel? Eighth grade school teacher Patrick McLaw was placed on leave by the Dorchester County Board of Education and is currently being investigated by the County’s Sheriff, James Phillips, who explained—somewhat cryptically—that McLaw is at a “location known to law enforcement .

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Grading Teachers

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Mother Jones published an article about the latest battle on the education front—evaluating teachers, which is re-raising issues about what public school model works best.

The implementation of the new evaluation methods involves both “internal measurements” (where teachers are measured by other experienced teachers and principals) and “external measures” (performance-based measures like test scores).

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