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Vote on Tuesday!

Right now my students are studying the Constitution, reading this document word for word. Not an easy task. Some of the language is ambiguous, lots of double negatives and dependent clauses, complicated syntax, new vocabulary. But we have learned the … Continue reading

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The choice couldn’t be clearer

I have to admit I’m plenty nervous about the outcome of tomorrow’s election. Though polls and state electoral counts seem to be in Obama’s favor, I still shake at pieces which show up on my facebook page that claim potential … Continue reading

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Electoral College System for grades

As part of our exploration of the US Constitution, we discussed today the pros and cons of the electoral college system. We had already spent some time in serious discussion about the roots of this system steeped in the slaveholders’ … Continue reading

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“You Don’t Own Me”

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Barack is back*

My son, who just got an apartment, posted the following on his facebook page: Signing and security deposit on my new apartment: $800. Romney being called out on a lie and proven wrong on national television: priceless. Vote! (*title from … Continue reading

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Throwing the kids out of the second story window

This last week I had the opportunity to attend a post board meeting dinner at the Quadrangle Club in Hyde Park. Chairs of all the departments of our school were invited as well as the President of the Union (how … Continue reading

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The Tea Party is the American Taliban

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