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BREAKING NEWS: Kansas Eliminates Due Process for Teachers, Expands Privatization

eviltessmacher:

justinspoliticalcorner:

The teacher-hating GOP extremists backed by ALEC/Koch Brothers are destroying education in this country. 

They are destroying the whole country, one issue at a time…

And we are stupid enough to keep voting them in office and letting them do it.

We get what we deserve.

I hate humanity. :I

Dear 16 year old self;

I realize you know everything about everything, so I’ll make this brief…

  1. Be true to yourself. You may not believe it now, but you are one hell of a kid. You’re definitely smarter than what most people give you credit for. You should be proud of that.
  2. Don’t sweat the small stuff. Most of what you’re going through right now is small stuff. Enjoy yourself. That’s what being a teenager is all about.
  3. Try not to take any undue risks. Remember how I said you’re smarter than what most people give you credit for? Well, if you pay attention to that little voice in the back of your mind, you’ll be just fine.
Oh. One last thing. When you get older, there’s gonna be this thing called the internet. It’s gonna be huge! It’ll be a great outlet for creativity. But please, please, please, please, PLEASE try to come up with a user I.D. that’s easier to understand than ADignorantium! I mean, seriously… What the hell were you thinking? :P

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equaldex:

Eight States Have Laws Banning Promotion of LGBTQ Topics, Similar to Russia’s Ban on Gay Propaganda

GLSEN published three interactive maps showing discrimination laws in the United States, which the Washington Post compares to Russia’s anti homosexual propaganda policies in some regard.

Eight states limit speech about homosexuality in ways similar to, though not as far-reaching as, the Russian ban that has received international criticism ahead of the Winter Olympics in Sochi.

The Trevor Project explains that these laws “ban educators from talking about LGBTQ people, issues or history” and points out that they may prevent LGBTQ people from being in a safe environment.

Learn more about LGBT laws around the world. Sign up for early access to Equaldex.

zombiefacedgirl:

'The Complete Tales and Poems of Edgar Allen Poe' #reading #realbooks #edgarallenpoe

My third grade teacher, Mr Begelman (yes, that was his name) used to read to us. It was his way of getting us excited about reading. He read us everything from Hemingway’s ‘Old Man and the Sea’ to Defoe’s ‘Robinson Crusoe’.
It was Mr Begelman’s amazingly animated read of Poe’s ‘The Telltale Heart’ though, that sparked my lifelong love of reading. 
I’ve had good and bad teachers throughout my schooling, but none as dedicated as my third grade teacher.  I will forever be indebted to Mr Begelman for giving me such a gift.

zombiefacedgirl:

'The Complete Tales and Poems of Edgar Allen Poe' #reading #realbooks #edgarallenpoe

My third grade teacher, Mr Begelman (yes, that was his name) used to read to us. It was his way of getting us excited about reading. He read us everything from Hemingway’s ‘Old Man and the Sea’ to Defoe’s ‘Robinson Crusoe’.

It was Mr Begelman’s amazingly animated read of Poe’s ‘The Telltale Heart’ though, that sparked my lifelong love of reading.

I’ve had good and bad teachers throughout my schooling, but none as dedicated as my third grade teacher.  I will forever be indebted to Mr Begelman for giving me such a gift.