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What’s the part of white privilege that wasn’t clear?


Jose Luis Vilson has been picking at the scab of race around issues in ed reform recently. This post about the “white suburban mom” gaffe US Secretary of Education Duncan  last week showed that some  folks were not in favor of contextualizing both the original comment, and the public response, in terms of race. I understand where […]

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Just another hysterical female…


Female hysteria was a once-common medical diagnosis, made exclusively in women, which is today no longer recognized by medical authorities as a medical disorder. Its diagnosis and treatment were routine for many hundreds of years in Western Europe. Hysteria was widely discussed in the medical literature of the 19th century. Women considered to be suffering from it […]

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ISTE Opening Keynote featuring Sir Ken Robinson


Here are my tweets from the opening keynote at ISTE which featured Sir Ken Robinson after a video message from Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, showing that while Sir Ken may be right about Americans being good at sarcasm, my rejoinder that we’re good at creating it, but not always intentionally was more apt.


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