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UnTENable

adjective: incapable of being defended, as an argument, thesis, etc.; indefensible. Synonym:  baseless, groundless, unsound, weak, questionable. origin of un + tenable – 1640-50  Middle English British dictionary definitions: (of theories, propositions, etc) incapable of being maintained, defended, or vindicated … Continue reading

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“Re Re RE: Kick ‘Em in the Other Knee”

Dear Diary, I’m comin’ to you live (half-baked and barely) from the land of the diabolic cheer that begins with “Re”.  It’s about kicking a person when they are already down and it is exactly that I wish to impart … Continue reading

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Predatory Purveyors of Pedagogy

Dear Diary, This line from an article in the Portland Press Herald encapsulates the points that I will undertake in my writing to you today:  “Corinthian Colleges once ran 107 campuses that served more than 100,000 students. It was a … Continue reading

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Peristaltic Procession

First, let me thank my friend Monica for lending me her excellent David Lodge novel, “Nice Work”, as this provided me with today’s title. Ah! another entry in Dana Jae’s NEXTworld blog: I’ve been reading a bit of the Guardian … Continue reading

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School, Music, Reading, Weather, Big Data, Yik Yak, and All Sorts of Non-Sequiturs

Coming to you live from the “HOW TO CONNECT WITH STUDENTS” side of a college campus. My friends, over here in my end of the world at City College of San Francisco in the Broadcast Electronic Media Arts department, we … Continue reading

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Outstanding Bartenders and Bar-backs of San Francisco: Come join us!

“There you are!” She idles up to the bar, elbowing her way through the many patrons at The Broken Record Bar & Grill at 1166 Geneva Ave. in the Crocker-Amazon neighborhood of San Francisco. Connecting their patrons via Facebook and Yelp!, the people … Continue reading

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First, they came for my students…

We are no longer the middle and we are not the bottom, but rather a new class of worker bees: America’s teachers who have been beaten into a twenty-mule team pulling the reformer’s idea of “right choices” for students to better compete on the global stage. Most … Continue reading

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The War on Education (something to listen to)

Put on your headphones and have a listen…

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Students attempting a peaceful protest were met by this.

This is how revolutions begin. A small group of elite administrators give themselves a huge pay increase while denying students, faculty, and staff. The story of City College of San Francisco is your story. If it hasn’t happened in your … Continue reading

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“Give A Damn”

Give a Damn My friend and favorite songwriter, Monica Pasqual, gave me permission to post this song here.  Please listen to “Give A Damn” either before or after you read and close your eyes and take in what it means … Continue reading

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