Monthly Archives: August 2019

Gifted Programs Gone?

New York City Mayor (and Democratic presidential hopeful) Bill De Blasio recently announced that the city’s school district, which ranks among the nation’s largest, may dismantle its gifted and talented programs. De Blasio formed the School Diversity Advisory Group two … Continue reading

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Reeves vs. Waller

In last night’s gubernatorial debate, Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves repeatedly described himself as a conservative–sometimes as the only “real” conservative–while lambasting his opponent, former Mississippi Supreme Court Justice Bill Waller, for having liberal ideas. Those allegedly liberal notions involve Medicaid … Continue reading

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Rethinking an Old Paradigm

Conclusions drawn in Most Likely to Succeed, a documentary written and directed by Greg Whiteley and produced by TEDTalks founder Ted Dintersmith, won’t surprise students or the people paid to teach them. The model we use for the school day … Continue reading

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ICE Raids in Mississippi

“Give me your hungry, your tired your poor I’ll piss on ’emthat’s what the Statue of Bigotry says” Lou Reed, Dirty Boulevard Earlier this week, as most Mississippi families found themselves consumed by the excitement and anxiety of going back … Continue reading Continue reading

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Welcome Back

Good morning, Blue Waves! I hope you’ve had a wonderful summer. If you’re new to the blog, allow me to introduce a few ground rules. First, to post, you must have a valid MSMS email address. I’ll approve your first … Continue reading Continue reading

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