“Boy, these conservatives are really something, aren’t they? They’re all in favor of the unborn. They will do anything for the unborn. But once you’re born, you’re on your own. Pro-life conservatives are obsessed with the fetus from conception to nine months. After that, they don’t want to know about you. They don’t want to hear from you. No nothing. No neonatal care, no day care, no head start, no school lunch, no food stamps, no welfare, no nothing. If you’re pre-born, you’re fine; if you’re preschool, you’re fucked.”—George Carlin (via devilsbreath)
"I need to keep in mind that throughout teaching, I will have good days followed by bad days followed by good days, and so on. It is a constantly changing cycle that no teacher completely gets a hold of. My goal is to do everything I can to make the good days and moments happen more and more often. I know I am capable of it just as I know my students are capable of it."
I wrote those words at the beginning of the school year, at the beginning of my career as a public school educator. Now, as I am in the thick of it and feeling broken by the system and the needs of my students, I desperately needed to read my own words. I just needed to hear the voice of optimism that I entered this work with speak to me and tell me, “It is possible, it is happening - receive everything with simplicity.”
And next week, when I have turned in this dreaded grad school portfolio and procrastination is no longer my mistress, I will write again. I will write for myself and for the stories I have to tell. They have been bubbling up, and it’s time to set them free.
Black Milk returns in 2013 with a barrage of new music. His first release of the year is a double-single “Sunday’s Best / Monday’s Worst,” which is also a taste of his brand new solo album dropping this Summer.
hey, i am planning on moving to chicago soon and have been interested in doing some substitute teaching. i can't do it in wisconsin without a full teaching licence, but i have a master's degree. do you have any info on how to get into it?
My vice principal told me that there was a freeze on hiring new subs for CPS. I don’t really know a lot about the process. You don’t need a teaching license, I do know that. From the subs I’ve seen at my school, it also seems you don’t need to possess a fully functioning brain, either. But I do think you have to take some test, etc. It seems like a lot of hoops to jump through. Sorry I’m not being more helpful.
“Societies in which women have lots of autonomy and authority tend to be decidedly male-friendly, relaxed, tolerant, and plenty sexy. Got that, fellas? If you’re unhappy at the amount of sexual opportunity in your life, don’t blame the women. Instead, make sure they have equal access to power, wealth and status. Then watch what happens.”—― Cacilda Jethá, Sex at Dawn: The Prehistoric Origins of Modern Sexuality