Fandango’s Provocative Question #59 What does it mean to you in the 21st century to be well-educated? When I was growing up, you had to get good grades in school. You needed them so you'd be better positioned to get good grades and maybe a scholarship in high school so you could go to college. … Continue reading WE SHOULD ALL BE PLUMBERS – Marilyn Armstrong
In the course of my school days, I had a handful of great teachers to whom I will be eternally grateful. They taught me to learn, to love reading, to make up stories and write them down. To write non-fiction that was complete, accurate and unbiased. To find humor in physics. To love history, religion, … Continue reading GREAT TEACHERS: A VERY LONG DEFERRED THANK YOU – Marilyn Armstrong
FOWC with Fandango — School It was the joyous cry of the child as we were let out in June (yes, JUNE and the end of the month at that!). Little did we know that soon enough, we'd be going to work and they would never let us out until we were too old to … Continue reading NO MORE TEACHERS, NO MORE BOOKS! – Marilyn Armstrong
The time I was in college combined with the place where I went to college made my college experience truly unique. The time was 1967-1971, a dramatic period in national history. The place was Barnard College, the all-female school affiliated with Columbia University in New York City. I was at the epicenter of a major … Continue reading EYEWITNESS TO HISTORY – BY ELLIN CURLEY
I found this cartoon yesterday on Facebook. Yes, Facebook and let's not hear anything more about it, please. It sums up exactly how I feel the fools "up there" in the thrones of power are destroying education in this country. It's only funny if you think it's okay that we have a whole generation of … Continue reading WHY ARE WE SO STUPID? – Marilyn Armstrong
I often think 45 has no concept of where the money comes from. Like it just “pops up” from the soil like weeds? We spend billions on a useless wall to make sure we have an even more ignorant population than we already do. I have lost my ability to even talk about this without getting crazy!
Last Friday afternoon, The Shinbone Star took a quick shot at Dangerous Donald’s alarming order to misappropriate congressionally mandated funding from allegorical Peter to pay undeserving Paul.
But what really stood out was Trump-appointee Secretary of Defense Mark Esper’s decision to deny American military dependent children living overseas a decent education in order to deny brown children a chance for a better life. His disgraceful decision typifies the venality of the Trump regime.
In this event, pitiful Peter is trapped in the arbitrary Pentagon money pit while predatory Paul lounges against Trump’s disastrous wall. In between are the children of powerless young service members living life overseas in near Spartan conditions.
It’s a particularly rotten deal for the kids, whose pennies their soulless president has purloined from their housing and school budgets to pay for his pretentious wall.
Since Thursday, after Trump’s fixation with weather forecasting waned, reports of Trump…
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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