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"Being disabled myself is no immunity to my holding negative attitudes toward disability. In fact, living with a disability heightened my awareness of the pervasiveness of negative attitudes toward disability. It would be hard for me not to have internalized at least some…
One in five newly hired teachers has skipped university preparation for teaching. Indiana is the latest state to make entering the classroom easier.
Before this, there were way around this. ”Emergency licensees” and “intent to complete license” contracts. We have some of those in my building.
And thankfully, the ones we have are pretty good people, intent on being good teachers.
I just cannot fathom how this is okay in a state that just CANNOT BELIEVE the high ratings of teacher evaluations compared to state test scores.
Also, how much of a waste is it for those students who have these “transition to teaching” or “career specialist” teachers who have to complete the “teaching program” while employed, only to burn out in the 2-3 years it takes to finish the licensing and programming? (Holla at you, statistics on teacher turnover.)
I’m not saying someone like my dad—a civil engineer with a minor in econ—wouldn’t be a good econ or geology teacher. He’s brilliant. But knowing your content is nothing if you don’t have the special management, interpersonal, and improvisational skills it takes to be a teacher.
Credentialed teacher programs can give you that foundation.
"The moment a man enlists in the United States armed forces, his chances of being sexually assaulted increase by a factor of ten. Women, of course, are much more likely to be victims of military sexual trauma (MST), but far fewer of them enlist. In fact, more military men are assaulted than women—nearly 14,000 in 2012 alone. Prior to the repeal of “Don’t ask, don’t tell” in 2011, male-on-male-rape victims could actually be discharged for having engaged in homosexual conduct. That’s no longer the case—but the numbers show that men are still afraid to report being sexually assaulted."
honestly, this is so important though. at 18, i had been depressed for so long that i was afraid of what would happen if it were to get treatment. “if this part of me goes away, who am i? will i still be the same me?” i was legitimately afraid of getting help for myself. your depression may shape you, but it doesn’t define you.
THIS IS SO FUCKING VALIDATING I CAN’T EVEN.
Hundreds of people gather in a vigil to honour and remember Tina Fontaine and Faron Hall; both are first nations who were recently found deceased. Tina Fontaine was found in a bag in the river, murdered.
Media reports have come in saying that those marching have filled Portage and Main in Winnipeg.
We need to combat racism and prevent further violence and death to first nations people, but especially women. Canadians should not forget about this.
When the nightly news shows white cops policing the hell out of a black community, complete with tear gas and armored vehicles, it’s hard to see the idyllic vision Rockwell had for us.
In his painting “The Runaway,” Rockwell envisioned a young boy confiding in a friendly police officer at a diner. Anthony Freda reimagined what it would look like today. Tough to trust someone in riot gear.