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Borrowing from a Friend--More This and That
2/12/2011 3:04:30 PM
Stuff. Is there anything else? :)

 The trouble with not blogging often is too much to blog about later.  The Super Bowl has come and gone, a number of news items intrigued or infuriated--but I didn't sit my anatomy down and write.

The economy--you know, the much-improved one?--is playing havoc with education.  As a teacher, a mother of four teachers, and a grandmother of lots of little ones--I care very much about the situation with its economic, political, and social impacts.

Many think they recognize the problems--but the root causes might, in some cases, be surprising.  Some may not be fixable.  Admittedly, the easy and popular answer is to blame teachers--but I hope to show that's likely the least of the concerns facing today's students.  My personal take is that teachers are the new Salem witches--unable to prove innocence, burned at the stake for others' satisfaction--it's bad out here.

Someone recently told a teacher friend of mine we (educators) should quit whining.  These articles are really an effort to address that comment without seeming defensive or childish.  So--hope you'll look for those soon.

Meanwhile, like many, the new year has settled in.  Opportunities abound, with pitfalls and triumphs.

Didn't we do all this before?

Thank God we get a chance to do it again --not everyone does!

Take care,

Leslie



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More Blogs by Leslie P Garcia
• Along the Writer's Road - Saturday, December 21, 2013
• This Sweet, Sweet Irony - Sunday, October 13, 2013
• A Day--A Beautiful Day--in south Texas - Saturday, May 25, 2013
• Happy Mother's Day - Sunday, May 12, 2013
• Hi and Happy Mothers' Day! - Saturday, May 11, 2013
• Random Acts of Thought - Wednesday, July 18, 2012
• Irony of the Right Kind - Monday, April 02, 2012
• Old Acquaintances We Shouldn't Forget... - Thursday, December 29, 2011
• Calmer Moments - Thursday, November 10, 2011
• Just...Tired - Wednesday, November 09, 2011
• Not Famous or Rich, but... - Saturday, October 08, 2011
• A Few Hundred Thousand More... - Tuesday, September 13, 2011
• How It's Done - Sunday, August 28, 2011
• New Again - Wednesday, August 10, 2011
• As Always...and Never - Saturday, July 23, 2011
• Forget You, Perry Mason - Sunday, July 03, 2011
• Totally Country - Sunday, April 03, 2011
• For Teachers --Mostly - Sunday, March 06, 2011
•  Borrowing from a Friend--More This and That - Saturday, February 12, 2011  
• Back From...Beyond - Monday, November 22, 2010
• Groundhog Day? - Sunday, February 14, 2010
• The New Black? - Tuesday, February 09, 2010
• Okay, On Dream, Susan Boyle and Taylor Swift - Sunday, January 31, 2010
• Blogs I Meant to Write and Didn't - Saturday, January 16, 2010
• Beagleized - Monday, August 03, 2009
• Heads, Heels, and Suing the World - Tuesday, July 14, 2009
• Ahhh...Sunny Days and Glaring Glitches - Wednesday, July 16, 2008
• Truth, Sweet or Bitter - Sunday, February 24, 2008
• OOps! - Thursday, August 09, 2007
• But DOES he love her...? - Sunday, June 24, 2007
• A Betting Woman... - Thursday, June 07, 2007
• How Many Days Now? - Wednesday, May 02, 2007
• Following Through: The Piñata Debacle - Thursday, December 28, 2006
• Should Old Memories Be Forgot? - Monday, December 18, 2006
• Sisters and Lions - Tuesday, December 05, 2006
• Honesty, Memories, and Assorted Life Stuff - Wednesday, November 29, 2006
• Awww, Steve - Monday, September 04, 2006
• Voices from the...well, not dead - Saturday, September 02, 2006
• The More Things Stay the Same... - Sunday, November 07, 2004
• Forests, Educators, and the Terminally Puzzled - Tuesday, October 12, 2004
• Low Brows and Bare Feet - Sunday, September 19, 2004
• Sour Grapes and Seabiscuit - Sunday, August 15, 2004
• Derby Day, 2004 - Saturday, May 01, 2004
• Braves New World... - Friday, April 09, 2004
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• Headshakes and Handshakes. . . - Monday, June 30, 2003


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