Dispatches from the Land of the Puzzle Palace: An English teacher blogs in the Baltimore City Public Schools
Thursday, July 31, 2008
Obama the Educator
Teaching Law, Testing Ideas, Obama Stood Slightly Apart: Good article. For all that we can say about NCLB, at least it put Education on the national agenda. People were talking about it. Unfortunately, it's been largely absent from this year's campaign. Hopefully articles like this will start to highlight some of the candidates' educational philosophies.
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Ideals are like the stars, Always above our reach. Humbly I tried to learn, More humbly did I teach. On all honest virtues I sought to keep firm hold. I wanted to be a good man Though I pinched my soul. But now I lie beneath cool loam Forgetting every dream; And in this narrow bed of earth No lights gleam. In this narrow bed of earth Star-dust never scatters, And I tremble lest the darkness teach Me that nothing matters.
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