A Shrewdness of Apes

An Okie teacher banished to the Midwest. "Education is not the filling a bucket but the lighting of a fire."-- William Butler Yeats

Wednesday, August 09, 2006


The 79th Carnival of Education is up over at one of my favorite new reads: California LiveWire.

This week's edition is themed around "reading, writing, and arithmatic," and that reminded me of one of my favorite 90s bands-- the Sundays. I think I know what I'll be listening to as I read the collective effort over at the Carnival....


At 8/10/06, 6:33 PM, Blogger cnwb said...

I loved The Sundays when I was a teen. I remember particularly liking this line : "oh, you see me in a cardigan
and a dress, dress, dress that I’ve been sick on".

At 8/10/06, 7:49 PM, Blogger "Ms. Cornelius" said...

That's a great one! My favorite line was this one:

"Oh, I never should have said, the books that you read were all I loved you for."

At 8/12/06, 12:54 PM, Blogger La Maestra said...

Thanks for the mention, and for the compliment! :-) Now that I'm back from my summer travels, I'm hoping to find more contributors (it's taken a surprising amount of legwork to net the ones we have, and only two other of the contributors actually contribute) and to get more writing up.

I've often thought that you NY teachers need some sort of central blog as well, because despite four years in CA classrooms, I had no idea how insane public education could be until I started reading blogs by NY teachers. I had read "Up the Down Staircase" a while ago and figured that, while my own teaching experiences have been their own unique political hell, that a lot of the BS that went on in the book no longer exists. I'm truly amazed at what NY teachers deal with on a regular basis with regards to bureaucracy. Wow.

At 8/14/06, 5:47 AM, Blogger "Ms. Cornelius" said...

Thanks, Maestra, but I'm not in Noo Yawk. I live in The Land Between the Coasts, the ignored or ignominous Middle.

I don't know how NY teachers do it, either. I hate it when adults (like Bloomberg) forget that there are STUDENTS whose interests should come first.


Post a Comment

<< Home

free statistics