The adoption of the Common Core could usher in a new era of standards-based grading.
I am the first person to admit that I’m an insensitive jerk, but the next person who says “trigger warning” to me is going to get sucker-punched. Oops, I should have put a TW on that: violence. OK, is going to get a serious talking to about the relationship between the Real, the Symbolic, and the Imaginary (TW: Lacanian theory may cause headaches). I insist that there is a difference between an act and its representation. Let me put it this way: A character in a novel who beats his wife or a sociological study of domestic abuse is not the same thing as getting beaten. It demeans and diminishes real trauma to argue that consuming literature, art, history, and social science is an act of violence.
Demeaning teachers, suggesting that “those who can’t do, teach,” or asserting that classroom teaching is a waste of an Ivy League degree—all of these statements foster a diminished valuation of education as a whole, and ensure that smart, talented college grads will look to use their skills elsewhere.
Through years of drug addiction, I did considerable damage to myself, resulting in heavy bouts of depression and anxiety. For years, I relied on antidepressant and anti-anxiety medications to keep me in a somewhat balanced state, but after cultivating a dedicated meditation practice I eventually found myself at a place where, under doctor supervision, I was able to taper off the medication and no longer needed it.
The Harlem Hellfighters
1, Men of the 369th Infantry who won the Croix de Guerre (highest French military honor). In front row from left to right are: Privates Ed. Williams, Herbert Taylor, Leon Fraitor and Ralph Hawkins. In rear row are Private H. D. Prunes, Sgt. D. Stormes, Private Joe Williams. Private Arthur Menly and Corp. Taylor. - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/369th_Infantry_Regiment_(United_States)
2. Movie poster advertises ‘Our Colored Fighters,’ a WW1 recruiting documentary on the all-black 369th Regiment nicknamed the ‘Harlem Hellfighters,- http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/blacks-military-uphold-u-s-ideals-battling-rights-article-1.1256674
3. In the trenches, war photography, - http://www.albany.edu/history/HIS530/HarlemProject/Documents_Fish.html
4. The Hellfighters during the Meuse-Argonne Offensive, U.S. Army - http://www.history.army.mil/html/topics/afam/aa-art-2.html
Will Smith’s production company, Overbrook Entertainment, has signed on to produce the film adaptation of the graphic novel inspired by the true story of the African-American 369th Infantry Regiment.
U.S. public school teachers are the sixth highest paid teachers in the world, according this January 29, 2014 UNESCO analysis (p. 254) that adjusts wages by domestic purchasing power so you can compare different currencies and countries more fairly.