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Education Reform Wears Blinders – Part 1

Dr. Bonnie J. Schupp, retired educator, taught in Baltimore City, Annapolis and Pasadena, Maryland. Youth Dreamers display at Artscape © Bonnie J. Schupp 2014 Trends come and go Sadly, our culture has become one with short-attention spans spurred on by … Continue reading

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Education Reform Wears Blinders – Part 2

A look at the American education system and the testing issue: The Death and Life of the Great American School System: How Testing and Choice are Undermining Education, by Diane Ravitch, 2011 by Basic Books, New York. There is an … Continue reading

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Mosquito Pool Update

Mosquito nursery site in Pasadena This is the third summer that my next door neighbor has been breeding mosquitoes. The first and second years, other concerned neighbors on my block added bleach to the pool to try to kill mosquito … Continue reading

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Bully

Power. Control. These words pierce our society and make it bleed.           In 1975, I read Against Our Will by Susan Brownmiller and was startled by her thesis that rape is not about sex as much as … Continue reading

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