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My conflicted relationship with George Washington

Tweet           I have a conflicted relationship with George Washington. This bubbles to the surface every time I see someone misattribute a quote to him on Facebook, or misstate facts about his changing attitudes about sundry and various things, or pass along bald-faced lies.       Having read way too […]
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Except That You Really Need to Read This

Tweet Remember Risha Mullins, the nationally board certified English teacher who was hounded from her job in Kentucky last year? Risha has written about the entire episode. It will chill your blood. This is why we must continue to speak loudly.
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Autumn, with the smell of book banning in the air

Tweet(Yes, I know this is a long post. With no pictures. It’s important. Please read through to the end. And then pass it on.)While I was out of town last week, I received word of three attempts to remove two of my books from high school classrooms, TWISTED and SPEAK.The challenge I have the least […]
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So Many Reasons to Celebrate…

TweetIf you are younger than 40, please, please read this so you’ll know how far we’ve come. We still have a long way to go, but there is hope ringing in my heart. Can’t remember the last time I felt this way. Do you have any plans for Saturday? No? Let me make some for […]
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