CHILDHOOD CAN BE ROUGH! – Marilyn Armstrong

Childhood is a challenge. Many of us struggled, had serious problems at home and lived with daily bullying at school. With the attention these issues get in the press today, things have not changed much. Bullying is as much -- or more -- of a problem as it was when I was a kid. Teachers ignore it. … Continue reading CHILDHOOD CAN BE ROUGH! – Marilyn Armstrong

BUSING FAILED. IT’S ABOUT TIME WE SAY SO – Marilyn Armstrong

Watching the Democratic riots (aka "debates")  the other night, I was surprised that Biden didn't tell the real truth about busing. Because this is a subject with which we are intimately familiar here. Garry covered Boston's busing crises and has an Emmy for his work. He interviewed white families, black families, every family. He interviewed … Continue reading BUSING FAILED. IT’S ABOUT TIME WE SAY SO – Marilyn Armstrong

EDUCATION AND HOMEWORK – Marilyn Armstrong

FOWC with Fandango — Homework This is a little rant about schools, educational funding, underpaid, exhausted teachers, outdated textbooks, and overpriced colleges lacking state and federal backing. In the years since I graduated from college in 1967, I've been watching what was a mediocre school system get much worse. I see legally required fancy buildings which … Continue reading EDUCATION AND HOMEWORK – Marilyn Armstrong

IF YOU DON’T DO THE RESEARCH – Marilyn Armstrong

RDP Sunday - Mentor I never think of myself as having had mentors. I suppose I thought they were supposed to announce themselves or wear an ID that said "Mentor" on it. They were the teachers that listened to me. Who really read the papers I wrote and didn't give me an automatic "A" because … Continue reading IF YOU DON’T DO THE RESEARCH – Marilyn Armstrong

BRIO CON ATTABOY IN THREE MOVEMENTS – Marilyn Armstrong

Brio, frisky in music or maybe lively? All my Italian I learned playing the piano, but brio always meant lively and energetic to Mrs. Nelson and she was my forever piano teacher. She helped me love music beyond my capabilities. She believed in me with a wholeheartedness no one else ever did. She was always … Continue reading BRIO CON ATTABOY IN THREE MOVEMENTS – Marilyn Armstrong