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‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ is Still Relevant Because it Forces Us to Confront Ourselves  — gadflyonthewallblog

“To Kill a Mockingbird” holds up the reality of injustice and demands we take a side. ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ is Still Relevant Because it Forces Us to Confront Ourselves  — gadflyonthewallblog

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What a VA 13-year-old Is Able to Purchase: An Experiment

Originally posted on deutsch29: Mercedes Schneider's Blog:
An experiment in what a 13-year-old from Virginia is able to purchase over the counter. In the end, he walks away with only one item: a 22-caliber rifle from a private seller…

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Texas: Why Rural Communities Oppose School Choice — Diane Ravitch’s blog

Vouchers are a big issue in Texas. Governor Greg Abbott recently announced he would promote them. Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick—the Rush Limbaugh of Texas—is a voucher fanatic. Senator Ted Cruz said that school choice is the most important issue of … Continue reading

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It’s Time to Classify Weapons, Just Like We Do Drugs.

In 1970, the government passed the Federal Controlled Substance Act. “The goal of the Controlled Substances Act is to improve the manufacturing, importation and exportation, distribution, and dispensing of controlled substances.” It has now been over 50 years since this … Continue reading

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Peter Greene: Let’s Make the Targets Responsible for Surviving or Dying — Diane Ravitch’s blog

Peter Greene is outraged, as we all are, by the latest school shooting. It won’t be the last. Who is responsible for stopping the carnage, he asks. Why, the targets are. So say the politicians who have the power to … Continue reading

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If You Don’t Support Gun Control, You Support School Shootings — gadflyonthewallblog

Parents and guardians know that feeling – a little piece of your heart walking away from you. Imagine what the parents of the 19 children who were killed yesterday in Uvalde, Texas, might have felt. If You Don’t Support Gun Control, … Continue reading

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It’s Time to Make Texas Schools Safer

On May 18, 2018 a high school student walked into Santa Fe High School, in Santa Fe, Texas. He killed 8 students, including one foreign exchange student, and 2 teachers. All that the poor leadership in Austin could muster was … Continue reading

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Mercedes Schneider: The Gutless, Weak, Cowardly NRA Issues a Lame Statement on Uvalde Massacre — Diane Ravitch’s blog

Mercedes Schneider reports that the National Rifle Association, which owns the Republican Party, issued a pathetic statement about something that happened somewhere that caused some real problems that cannot be mentioned. The NRA feels bad that this terrible thing happened. … Continue reading

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Little Greggy, Thanks for the Gun Laws in Texas!

May 24, 2022: Fourteen students and a teacher are dead after a shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. The shooter reportedly was an 18 year-old Uvalde HS student. How many more of these incidents must we have before there … Continue reading

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Texas’ Jim Crow-Styled Highland Park ISD — deutsch29: Mercedes Schneider’s Blog

On May 22, 2022, the Wall Street Journal published this story about three remarkable sports figures who graduated from Texas’ Highland Park Independent School District (HP ISD)– without mentioning HP ISD’s prolonged and quite intentional history focused upon establishing and … Continue reading

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