Category Archives: public school

A Crisis of Faith

While my personal faith remains steadfast, I have lost faith that my kid’s school can reliably educate my son. I no longer believe they care about him. So, what do you do when you no longer believe that your school … Continue reading

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What I Should Have Said: Reflections on the Class Size Rally

On a very cold day in January, public school advocates from across the state gathered to together in Raleigh NC to rally against an unfunded class size mandate law.  It was very cold.  Not North Carolina cold, but seriously below … Continue reading

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Showing Up

As I reflect on the past year, I realize that I went from someone who watches TV to someone who appeared on TV.  Before this year, I casually volunteered when it didn’t interfere too much with my time.  Now I … Continue reading

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The North Carolina Senate Has Rock Brain

What is Rock Brain?  Why do I think the NC Senate has it?  How do we get rid of it? All valid questions.  Let’s start with the first.  Rock Brain is a character in a social thinking curriculum called Superflex.  … Continue reading

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Class Size Chaos

I actually agonized over writing about this subject in my blog.  I advocate for public schools.  I also started this blog to write about my experiences as a parent of a child with special needs. I wasn’t sure if this … Continue reading

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Why I didn’t Join the PTA

There are many reasons why people join the PTA.  This is my story. I stood in the middle of a narrow hallway after the orientation meeting, as a crowd of parents swarmed and moved around me.  Nothing resonated in my … Continue reading

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