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ANGER’S PLACE by Your Co-Editors

Debbie:  When you and I first began We Are Kindling Schist, my primary motivation was anger. I was angry at what I was facing at the school where I worked at the time, and I was trying to make sense of it all, to decipher how this professional anger reflected other events in my life, […]

COMMITMENT by Anonymous

I recently received the email below from a colleague and friend. It caused me much sadness and not a little anger. Debbie Franks, Editor   Hi There, This whole morning thing just ick. Our instructional coach has delusions of grandeur and a superiority complex. Ugh. To sum up the morning our instructional coach had the audacity to […]


Debbie: What’s burning you up? What’s kindling your schist? Who’s responsible, and what can we do about it? On some days my helplessness turns to fury, some days to tears. Other days I can look on from a far, far distance and see that this is just the way the world sometimes turns. And then […]

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Really, what is education for?  See Diane Ravitch’s site on recent tragic events; thanks to friend and We Are Kindling Schist contributor Jill Rafferty-Weinisch for her suggestion. Links to good stuff (suggestions welcome at editors@wearekindlingschist.org):   Also try: Tedx Talk http://mikerosebooks.blogspot.com/ Mike Rose has been writing about education for years, particularly with first-hand perspectives of […]