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How the American Dream is still hurting us

“You’ve got 3 million jobs right now that nobody wants,” Mike Rowe stated speaking with Bill Maher about the skills gap and hit upon some of the issues with our educational system. Rowe’s experience with Dirty Jobs has shown him that … Continue reading

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Newtown Memorial Collage – Sandy Hook

Been working on this collage for the last three nights, wanted to wait until all 27 photos of the victims of the Sandy Hook murders were available. I’ve included Nancy as well. The last was posted today. May their families … Continue reading

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Creativity crushers: Standardized testing as early as kindergarten

I have many issues with standardized testing and I think that at some point, I’ll write a post to outline some of them and perhaps provide research-based evidence as to how ineffective they really are. However, for now, this principal … Continue reading

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uh-oh

So, it’s April: and the end of the first week of April at that. I knew this was coming. I knew full well that the “end of the semester” craziness would be approaching, but I’m not in the least ready … Continue reading

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study breaks… singing of sorts

My big brother has returned to school part-time in the past year to pursue a master’s degree. He’s also a full-time husband, dad, and military officer – I’m so not worthy. Anywho, I’m working on a degree as well (not … Continue reading

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And we’ll have fun, fun, fun…

The planned semester had initially been scheduled to be more difficult and likely time consuming than need be. I was preemptively freaking out and shouldn’t be for coursework, particularly since this is hopefully my last semester of it before comps <knock on … Continue reading

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Bats n Brats

So the happy (hopefully) highlight of the weekend was finding a bat peacefully sleeping at J’s apartment complex. I was in the neighborhood and decided to take a respite from Greek life (more on that below) and dropped in at … Continue reading

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3 more classes

It seems there are three more classes left of this seemingly pointless summer course I’m taking. So far it has been more of a history class than a currently relevant class. Apparently this course became “required” of PhD students back … Continue reading

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Protected: When are readings too old?

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