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Charles Blow Predicted the Rise of Trumpism in 2014

In a column that went up on November 23, 2014, for following day’s New York Times. It blew me away, so I posted thiswhich got a lot of traffic on DailyKos. In light of the events of the past year, since Trump took office, considering what has happened on many issues Blow addressed, I thought it worthwhile to share again.

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What All Americans Need to Know About How Poverty Impacts Education

"For the first time in at least 50 years, a majority of U.S. public school students come from low-income families, according to a new analysis of 2013 federal data, a statistic that has profound implications for the nation."

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Dispatch from an American Classroom: I Wasn't Prepared for Pregnant 12 Year-Olds

If you were to start on Independence Avenue from where it splits off from Pennsylvania Avenue NE at Third Street and head east, as you get to RFK Stadium you loop around the circle and then cross the Anacostia River on East Capitol Street.  A few miles later on your left is an aging junior high school building that houses a non-profit charter Middle School and  companion High School.  I teach in the former.

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