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 'All men are created equal and are endowed by their creator with certain inalienable rights,' unless they have been systematically subjectedto  a measurably inferior racist public education model specifically designed to assure their non-attainment of potential and the 'unalienable Rights to Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness,' which in no small part is dependent on the achievement of such an education.  Predominantly students of color are  subjected to a non-education system of rote regurgitation of multiple choice answers with little or no writing or analysis. Their Pearson lessons consist of fragments of texts comprised of words and concepts they have never been taught. Both teachers and students in LA schools have an acquired aversion to the Socratic method of dialogue between teacher and student and the critical thinking it is designed to stimulate.
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I began teaching in 1963,; Ba and BS in Education -Brooklyn College. I have the equivalent of 2 additional Master's, mainly in Literacy Studies and Graphic Design. I was the only seventh grade teacher of English from 1990 -1999 at East Side (more...)

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