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Why do we require students to take history/social studies?

Why do I have to take history and social studies? Posted on March 19, 2014by Kate Kresse Why do I have to take history/social studies? That is a mantra that many of my students repeat, over and over. Of course, I tell them … Continue reading

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Where were you when our President died?

“The energy, the faith, the devotion which we bring to this endeavor will light our country and all who serve it–and the glow from that fire can truly light the world.” John Kennedy When Kennedy was inaugurated I was only … Continue reading

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I was sworn in! “I shall uphold the Constitution; I shall defend”

I am one of those people who has spent a lifetime studying societal trends, working within the system, and trying to effect change. I did this in my career and my community involvements.   I come from a long line … Continue reading

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Go out there

The government reopened this week. President Obama extended something not akin to an olive branch when he said, “You don’t like a particular policy or a particular president? Then argue for your position. Go out there and win an election,” Obama … Continue reading

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Grass roots efforts are for me!

Grass roots efforts have always been the ideal for me. You see, I have always been involved. I have always been the type of person who tries to help people find a middle ground. When factions form, and verbal attacks … Continue reading

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What I told my student about learning history: and the Affordable Care Act

One of my junior high students was complaining about learning history. Of course, I explained that “those who do not learn from history are destined to repeat it”. We discussed at length some of the societal trends and events that … Continue reading

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More to be said: My own version of a panel discussion on health care

Do you remember panel discussions? Panel discussions usually involve a bringing together of a cross-section of views about an issue. With all of the hollering and worrying about the health care issue, and the government shut down, I have been … Continue reading

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