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Snoutport Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-08-11 11:10 AM
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I'm being interviewed for a fluffy feature article today--but I intend to go to a very dark place.
Today should be a very interesting day. A big paper here (1.4 million circulation) is interviewing me for one of those "local teacher does good" articles (I will be interviewed later this month by a respected magazine as well). I am hoping to take this opportunity to go over all the cuts I have seen in the local districts over the past year. Special Education has been especially hard-targeted and today is the day I am taking my argument to the people.

I think they are expecting an article that is about a really swell teacher who uses his free time to help the disadvantaged. What they are going to get is an article about how this teacher has had to give up his free time in order to try and make up for all the cuts that the legislature keeps throwing at us.

I must admit, I am a bit sick to my stomach thinking about it but I feel I have no choice. This very well could put me under fire by my district but what else can I do? My hard work has put me into the spotlight and my choice is simple. Either I could use the opportunity to be patted on the back and fussed over or I can use the opportunity to try and better things for the students in the state I live.

So, today in my interview, I intend to go head-to-head with the legislators who have tried so hard to take away the education my students deserve.

OK...I'm off to do some severely needed grooming and ironing. Wish me luck. :0)



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RKP5637 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-08-11 11:12 AM
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1. Good Luck!!!
:) :) :) :) :)
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Snoutport Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-08-11 12:49 PM
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39. Thanks!
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Snoutport Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-08-11 12:54 PM
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40. UPDATE: OMG.....
So, I am running early, had some coffee, read some news, I'm going to meet with my supervisor before I go to the interview to give her a heads up. She's a great co-worker and deserves that respect.

So, I'm about to head out the door and I looked in the mirror for a fashion check. OOPS. I'm so worked up and nervous that while I was shaving (in the shower) I thought, "I should shave my neck" so did that too. WELL... seems I never went back to shaving my face.

I was standing next to the front door, looked in the mirror and realized I had not shaved the left side of my face. Seriously. I ALMOST walked out the door with a half-shaved face.

Ai yi yi..... that was close.

The good side is, when I went to get my shirt, my nice hubby had already ironed it for me. :0)
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Ready4Change Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-08-11 07:05 PM
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73. Heheh!
Hope it all works out well.
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Poll_Blind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-08-11 11:12 AM
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2. Good luck! And part of a story like this is always the challenges you overcame.
Edited on Mon Aug-08-11 11:13 AM by Poll_Blind
So the cuts will fit naturally into it as obstacles which allowed you to achieve these good things.

PB
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LeftishBrit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-08-11 11:17 AM
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3. Good luck, and solidarity from across the pond!
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renate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-08-11 11:20 AM
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4. good for you! on both counts!
Congratulations on being so awesome you're getting a story written about you (and the magazine article too), and good for you for using this opportunity so well.

I understand your being sick to your stomach, but you've always done so much for your students--just remember that this is for them, and for your fellow unappreciated teachers. I'm nervous, and excited, for you and I can't wait to read your story! P.S. I have to guess that the reporter is going to be pretty stoked that you will be feeding her/him some raw meat as well as the feel-good stuff. They're going to want their article to be talked about, so she/he is probably going to be on your side from the moment you start to speak.

Good luck!
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Snoutport Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-08-11 11:36 AM
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11. Thank Renate!
I needed the pep-talk. I have all these talking points running through my head and I'm struggling to make sure that I can keep them all straight.

I have to ask...is that a pancake?
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starroute Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-08-11 01:28 PM
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44. It's a dorayaki -- a Japanese pancake-like thing
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oolong_%28rabbit%29

Oolong (ウーロン Ūron?) (July 28, 1994 January 7, 2003), named after the oolong variety of tea, was a domestic rabbit owned by photographer Hironori Akutagawa. The rabbit was famous for his ability to balance a variety of objects on his head.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dorayaki




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slackmaster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-08-11 11:21 AM
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5. Awesome! Give them Hell.
:kick:
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H2O Man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-08-11 11:22 AM
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6. Tell the truth.
You'll do fine!
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vanbean Donating Member (957 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-08-11 12:13 PM
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28. That is good advice. As Gerry Spence said, "If you have truth on your side,
you will win every argument." Hats off, H2O Man!
:hi:
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Ichingcarpenter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-08-11 11:28 AM
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7. Read Chomsky's new article on education he wrote yesterday
It might help you get some ideas for that dark place. in that interview you give.

And good for you and good luck


Link to Chomsky here: http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=103x619282
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Snoutport Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-08-11 11:39 AM
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12. Thank you for that!
I'm ready to go at Teach for America too.
ANd charter schools.
And Bill Gates and Rupert Murdoch for looking at education as the last great financial frontier.

sigh...this might be a long article...or so heavily edited i say "hello" and "goodbye". :0)
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Chan790 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-09-11 06:51 AM
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94. Unfortunately, more likely the second.
My best friend used to be a city-reporter for a smallish paper...they beat into her head "fluff articles will be fluffy and happy or not run at all."

Literally, the newspaper has a concept of this article and what they want from the writer; it fills a role for them in the space of the page: "a feel-good story". If you go off the reservation, they might edit you down to nothing, kill the story altogether or be interested enough that they shift gears and go with what you give them.

Don't be surprised by any of those. I'm not telling you that to discourage you, but just so you don't get your hopes up only to be dashed when the paper runs "local educator gives free-time to help disadvantaged kids" and cuts your objections to one passing sentence below the fold like "Mr. Snoutport has strong opinions on the state of education."
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LuckyLib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-08-11 11:29 AM
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8. Tell it like it is. Our nation is famous for speaking for teachers while not letting them
have a voice. Go for it. Teachers are subsidizing a deteriorating system and in turn blamed for the struggles of communities, families, and children.
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Snoutport Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-08-11 01:25 PM
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43. Exactly. I wrote an op ed against the pro piece on special ed cuts they were running
they passed on it and let the pro cut piece run unopposed.
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Warpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-08-11 11:32 AM
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9. Then it will be a very short article
because if they want fluff, the editor will simply strike the rest out. You can try, of course, but my suggestion is to go for a scalpel instead of a bludgeon when you describe why you have to do what you're doing.

However, congratulations on a job well done!
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SlimJimmy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-08-11 02:26 PM
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46. That's my advice too. If the reporter/editor gets the feeling
that you are trying to vent on them, they will whittle the article down to nothing but air. Take that good advise and use a scalpel, not a bludgeon.
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BackToThe60s Donating Member (266 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-08-11 07:01 PM
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71. That was my thought, too
But it's the paper's EDITOR he has to worry about. The writer would probably be THRILLED to have a soft story morph into hard news.
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jtown1123 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-08-11 11:33 AM
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10. That's awesome! The pilot who landed on the Hudson River did a similar thing
when he was interviewed by a Congressional Committee. He was just going to accept an award but then ripped into the airlines industry how they were taking advantage of their workers and paying shitty wages...hey, Michael Moore picked it up! Good luck.
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Pale Blue Dot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-08-11 11:43 AM
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13. We need more like you.
I'm a teacher in a major U.S. city. Please send me a link to the article when you have it - PM me if you want.

:thumbsup:
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SusanaMontana41 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-08-11 12:24 PM
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32. We need more like both of you! Thanks for everything. n/t
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-08-11 11:44 AM
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14. Good luck
:fistbump:
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Chimichurri Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-08-11 11:44 AM
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15. goodb luck!
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FourScore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-08-11 11:46 AM
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16. Good luck, Snoutport!
:) :toast: :bounce: :beer: :thumbsup: :hi: :kick: :hug: :grouphug: :pals: :fistbump: :headbang: :yourock: :woohoo: :applause: :popcorn: :patriot:
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FredStembottom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-08-11 11:46 AM
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17. Behind you 100%!
Edited on Mon Aug-08-11 11:49 AM by FredStembottom
More and more people should follow your courageous, wonderful example.

It's time to use our Free Speech freely.

None of us will ever intentionally get interviewed about the deadly serious issues squashing our families.

This is one of the techniques I've envisioned for my imaginary, brave, strong ideal American President (as opposed to the empty suits we actually get):
Accept the interview invite every time - then make it about what needs to be said, no matter what the original invite was about.
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Scuba Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-08-11 11:46 AM
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18. Thank you for speaking out against the dismantling of our education system...
...by the Republican pukes. We here in Wisconsin need to take advantage of every opportunity to speak out.
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Snoutport Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-08-11 12:19 PM
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30. Hey Wisconsin! You guys are my hero today!!
I can't wait for election results. My faith is in you!
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Scuba Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-08-11 01:00 PM
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42. Thanks. If the Repukes haven't rigged the elections, I think we'll flip the Senate. n/t
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Snoutport Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-08-11 07:18 PM
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74. I'm worried about rigging.... :o( my faith in our elections has been undermined
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Pharaoh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-08-11 08:53 PM
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80. speak your truth.......
and let God sort it out.

That is all you can do.

And thank you for speaking for millions of your fellow human beings

:toast:
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FredStembottom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-08-11 11:50 AM
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19. And please give a re-cap later,
if you wish. Waiting to hear.
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hootinholler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-08-11 11:51 AM
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20. Ironing?
Surely you're not old enough to need ironing?

-Hoot
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Snoutport Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-08-11 11:53 AM
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21. a shirt...not me
I don't need ironing yet...though, some starch might give me better posture!
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Shagbark Hickory Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-08-11 11:53 AM
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22. Please try to get the secret word "tree" included in the article. It'll be a secret shoutout to DU.
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Snoutport Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-08-11 12:04 PM
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25. really?
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Shagbark Hickory Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-08-11 12:11 PM
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27. Yes please
Please do it.
We will all know you're saying "hi" to us by using the word "tree"
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Snoutport Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-08-11 12:30 PM
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33. I didn't know about that!
ALright....but you might have to settle for "trees"...
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Shagbark Hickory Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-08-11 01:54 PM
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45. That's perfectly acceptable.
Just let us know where to read the article
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Marcel Donating Member (61 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-09-11 03:30 AM
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92. What Shagbark Hickory said. Please post a link.
On an unrelated note, do you know someone named Rosalind van Hoorn?
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madfloridian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-08-11 11:57 AM
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23. Best to you.
Have a great interview, and thanks for speaking up for public education.
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salin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-08-11 12:01 PM
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24. Do well!
your hands (and words) are highly capable so not wishing you luck (as that would say chance is involved) and instead ... do well! For educators everywhere - we say thank you!
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WinkyDink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-08-11 12:08 PM
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26. Go tell it, Snoutport!
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-08-11 12:18 PM
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29. Bring it, my dear Snoutport!
I'm really proud of you...

I know you'll do well, sweetie...

:hug:
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Snoutport Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-08-11 12:58 PM
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41. I almost left with a half-shaved face...i got distracted and forgot to finish!!
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no_hypocrisy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-08-11 12:21 PM
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31. I'm proud of you.
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Vanje Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-08-11 12:33 PM
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34.  Tell it!
Thankyou, and Congratulations.
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badhair77 Donating Member (183 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-08-11 12:35 PM
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35. Good for you, Snoutport.
Thanks for taking one for the team. I'm anxiously awaiting your report on their reaction.
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greytdemocrat Donating Member (614 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-08-11 12:37 PM
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36. Good Luck!!!
Show them who you really are!!!
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-08-11 12:38 PM
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37. Deleted message
Message removed by moderator. Click here to review the message board rules.
 
susanr516 Donating Member (823 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-08-11 12:43 PM
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38. Good luck, Snoutport! nt
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Citizen Worker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-08-11 02:28 PM
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47. Tell it the way you see it. Most of all, have fun!
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barbtries Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-08-11 02:29 PM
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48. i'll be with you
as you do this snoutport. will we be able to read the article? please keep us posted on it.
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lunatica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-08-11 02:30 PM
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49. I'm sending you all my bestest vibes!
And congratulations on being singled out as a great teacher!
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tomg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-08-11 02:36 PM
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50. From this teacher
Congratulations. When you feel sick to your stomach in a situation like this, you know you are doing the right thing.
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LaValle Donating Member (19 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-08-11 02:38 PM
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51. Be Sure To Post A Link nt.
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spooked911 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-08-11 02:40 PM
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52. good for you-- it's the right thing. Best of luck!!!
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a simple pattern Donating Member (426 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-08-11 02:54 PM
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53. Yay Snoutport!
Tear it up!
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Wait Wut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-08-11 02:58 PM
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You'll do GREAT!
But, break a leg, anyway!

And...many, many thanks for your service!!! :patriot:
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Bulletin Justin Donating Member (39 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-08-11 02:58 PM
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54. Thank You!!!
Congratulations to you for be recognized for your hard work. And thank you for your courage in standing up for your beliefs on behalf of those who do not get the opportunity to have their voices heard.
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russspeakeasy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-08-11 03:00 PM
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55. Best of luck...
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grahamhgreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-08-11 03:04 PM
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56. Do it, and stay on point - do not give them any fluff to print!
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Beavker Donating Member (784 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-08-11 03:13 PM
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57. Give 'em Hell.
Folks need to see the that the kind hearted, giving, caring, loveable, salt of the Earth types start showing that this stuff effects them. Even the mild mannered and tempered have a breaking point. I think the GOP wins so many arguments because by nature they are assholes and don't care who they hurt if they get what they want (sociopathic), while many on the left by nature aren't that 'pushy', violent or aggressive so we get taken advantage of.

I never used to post things to my Facebook page that might seem Political or especially that would show me as a Liberal...now I go for it. I just don't care. Most of the people that post Right wing stuff doen't even know what they are posting...it just sounds good. "YEAH MAN! DOWN WITH TAXES!" So I'll post shit that has thought behind it, and articles from people that are smarter than I that would be able to put the right wing thought machine in it's place.

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Yooperman Donating Member (123 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-08-11 03:26 PM
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58. Good Luck and Thank you....
If you are able to do so... please post a link to the newspaper article.

:toast:
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yellerpup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-08-11 03:33 PM
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59. The very best of luck to you!
Go git 'em, gal! :applause:
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Better Believe It Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-08-11 03:34 PM
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60. Good luck and do well!
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onethatcares Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-08-11 04:23 PM
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61. my best thoughts are with you
give em hell tiger. :hi:
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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-08-11 04:50 PM
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62. I hope things went well, Snoutport. nt
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wakemewhenitsover Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-08-11 05:02 PM
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63. Give 'em hell, Snout!
:yourock:
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MouseFitzgerald Donating Member (208 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-08-11 05:08 PM
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64. Awesome
I would specifically get into the whole "charter school/privitization" theme that is really the major problem in education.
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Daphne08 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-08-11 05:21 PM
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65. Best of Luck!
I'm a former educator myself who tried "bucking the system" a few years ago.

The point is... TO TRY! The public should be educated about what is really happening to our educational system in America.

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Pooka Fey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-08-11 05:57 PM
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66. Good luck!
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shireen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-08-11 06:10 PM
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67. please post the article when it's published
And good luck!

:yourock:

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stormpilot Donating Member (93 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-08-11 06:36 PM
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68. You're a brave soul - best wishes
on getting the message out. You'll do great!
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truedelphi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-08-11 06:39 PM
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69. Can't add more than what everyone else is saying.
Best of success to you.

I really do think people need the issue at hand discussed and then discussed some more.

Why has the "austerity" program only affected the working class? Our schools and libraries are running on fumes. Meanwhile the billionaires got Christmas bonuses worth millions for screwing the economy over. Why!?!

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MissDeeds Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-08-11 06:43 PM
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70. Hope all went well, Snoutport
Can't wait to read your follow up!

K&R
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TNLib Donating Member (683 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-08-11 07:03 PM
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72. Good Luck!!!
nt
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Snoutport Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-08-11 07:30 PM
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75. UPDATE...I'm HOME and it went great!
It was a really nice interview. I wasn't confrontational but made sure I got through on many levels how damaging the education budget cuts have been. I was charming (I think) witty (I think) and, if nothing else, I had a perfectly ironed shirt (thanks hubby!)

They are setting up my date with the photographer and then, hopefully, people in my state will see how hard we teachers are working despite the budget cuts and despite the constant attacks against teachers and education.
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MissDeeds Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-08-11 07:45 PM
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76. Yea!
If you're pleased with it, it went well. As a life long educator myself, thanks a million for standing up for education.

:yourock:
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Chorophyll Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-08-11 08:21 PM
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77. I've no doubt you did great! Good for you!
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cordelia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-08-11 08:24 PM
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78. Glad to hear it.
I'm sure it went well.

Kudos!

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Curmudgeoness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-08-11 08:30 PM
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79. I hope they do you justice. You did good. nt
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Moosepoop Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-08-11 10:15 PM
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84. Now just don't forget to shave before your photography session!
:P

Congrats on the interview going so well! I'm sure you were both charming and witty -- you always are here at DU!!
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DirkGently Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-08-11 10:49 PM
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87. Congrats on a great display of personal backbone, SP. Nothing fluffy going on in education.
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pengillian101 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-08-11 11:04 PM
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88. Glad it went well!
Got a link? Thanks, would love to see it.
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renate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-08-11 11:09 PM
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89. Good for you!
I can't wait to read the story--and the picture with your thoroughly shaved face and ironed shirt!

You did good!

:applause:
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OneGrassRoot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-09-11 06:52 AM
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95. Go you! :) K&R n/t
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florida08 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-09-11 07:15 AM
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97. alrighty then..
Sounds perfect. Ya done good..but then that's why you were chosen in the first place :fistbump: Wrinkle free shirts are important. :)
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orbitalman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-08-11 09:13 PM
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81. K & R
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MrMickeysMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-08-11 09:48 PM
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82. Be the ball...
Nah-nah-nah=nah-nah-nah-nah...
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moblsv Donating Member (148 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-08-11 09:50 PM
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83. you have an iron?
You educators are so overpaid. Give 'em hell!!
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patrice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-08-11 10:19 PM
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85. Good on you!
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JournalistKev87 Donating Member (79 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-08-11 10:21 PM
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86. Glad it went well
and I hope the article turns out the way you want it. If it doesn't, let's try harder to get it out there. I know you'll be a great pioneer in the education battle.
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midnight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-08-11 11:36 PM
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90. K&R
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Control-Z Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-09-11 01:30 AM
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91. I hope they write your story,
and run it, just as you tell it.

Good luck tomorrow!
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florida08 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-09-11 06:30 AM
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93. get your pat on the back
Let them give you accolades..you earned them. Keep that in mind. It's about them. Let it come naturally..it will. Peace of mind is in music. You have a good heart
:hi:
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Courtesy Flush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-09-11 07:01 AM
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96. Don't underestimate their ability
to take your comments and still write a breezy fluff piece with them.

Here's how you take something serious and fluff it up (may not register if you're not a fan of Breaking Bad).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CtZpo89mmJo&feature=player_embedded
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mistertrickster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-09-11 07:45 AM
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98. PORTIA: I never did repent for doing good, Nor shall not now
from The Merchant of Venice.

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jimmil Donating Member (235 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-09-11 08:04 AM
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99. I hope you don't really think
That what you said will be in an article. Many of the same words may be but what you said, what was meant, will never make it into the article. Sorry to tell you this but you aren't that interesting. When the story comes out you will be scratching your head and wondering who they are talking about.
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Left coast liberal Donating Member (889 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-09-11 08:16 AM
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100. My hat is off to you. You got get 'em, Tiger!
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rhett o rick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-09-11 09:15 AM
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101. I agree with Jimmil in post #99. I think you will be surprised with what actually ends up in
the article. I do wish you the best. Rec.
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kpete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-09-11 10:57 AM
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102. thank you
for being YOU!
TEACHERS RULE!!!

peace, kpete
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NOLALady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-09-11 11:07 AM
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103. Break a leg!
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lizziegrace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-09-11 07:42 PM
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104. My mother's dearest friend is a teacher in Portland
I told her about the upcoming article. She's watching for it to hit the paper.
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XemaSab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-10-11 03:11 PM
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105. So did the article come out?
:shrug:
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