Trying to keep it classy in my 9th (!) year of molding young minds. My posts will surely be as random as my brain is.
She is one of us.
if you mean “one of us” you mean one of you as in “puckslut”
Because thinking your husband looks hot in the penalty box makes you a “puckslut.”
Because slut shaming is still a HUGE FUCKING THING with female hockey fans, who can’t get over themselves. They have to be the special fucking snowflakes who like hockey FOR THE GAME. Right, because being attracted to a hockey player automatically invalidates any love a person might have for a sport.
And because wanting to have sex with men, is bad and dirty and wrong! Wanting to have sex is immoral!! Having it is even worse!!
Oh, yeah, and you can’t want to have sex with a hockey player, like at all. Even if that man is your HUSBAND. How dare she find him more attractive in the penalty box. SHE IS RUINING HOCKEY FOR GIRLS LIKE ME BECAUSE I’M SPECIAL AND ACTUALLY CARE ABOUT THE GAME.
Jesus fucking christ, children, shut the fuck up. Stop the misogyny. Be kind to your own gender. Learn what slut-shaming is. And stop it.
The escalated quickly.
You just got TOLD.
That person had been holding that in for way too long. Good for her for getting it out. Needed to be said.
…as was his profile.
Does that actually work on someone?
Keep seeing that it’s not the time to talk about gun control. It’s not the time to talk about mental illness. It’s not the time to talk about basic journalistic integrity. It’s not the time to discuss how legitimately fucked our society has become.
Let’s talk about 20 kids who went to school today to learn the alphabet and sing songs. To get their trays from the cafeteria and sit next to their best friends. To make snowmen ornaments and talk about what Santa was bringing them. And let’s talk about how they don’t get to go home ever again. For the simple, random fact that in August they were assigned to a teacher who today had a very angry son.
Let’s talk about how fucking heartbreaking that is. And maybe let’s try to work towards making sure nothing like that happens ever again.
Hawaii’s public school teachers, represented by the Hawaii State Teachers Association, are on strike. They are striking in a unique way: they are working to the rules, so only working during the hours of their contract - 8 AM - 3 PM, to show how much work they do for free after the state has forced an unfair contract on them. Students are rallying beside their teachers.
The strike was called by HSTA because: in July 2011, HSTA filed a lawsuit to protect collective bargaining rights. The governor then imposed an unfair contract that they did not agree to. Then, in January, teachers voted no on the contract because it increased the share teachers paid of health premium costs while keeping salaries at 2006-2007 levels (in a state with one of the highest costs of living in the country and, adjusted for COL, some of the lowest teacher salaries). In February, the governor lobbied the legislature for a bill linking pay to teacher evaluations (and failed). Our appointed (not elected) Board of Education ignored the HSTA and passed policies linking teacher pay to evaluation standards. HSTA again rejected a contract based on those standards in March. In May, HSTA approved a contract but the state rejected the offer. In October, HSTA and the state attempted non-binding federal mediation, but the governor violated the rules of mediation and HSTA left the bargaining table. source
The “offer” to teachers that is still on the table links teacher pay to a new evaluation program that measures student growth; drug and alcohol testing for teachers; and no increase in pay and a higher price in health premiums for teachers to bear (that has been talked about in media). Hawaii’s public school teachers teach in some of the most under-resourced and impoverished communities in the country; support services are lacking at best and nonexistent at worst. Make no mistake that all of this is linked to neoliberal ideals of “education reform” that are behind attempts at restricting the right to collective bargaining in places like Chicago, Ohio and Wisconsin.
State education officials are now saying that teachers are contractually obligated to work hours beyond 3 PM and are threatening employees for participating in these protests; HSTA says that teachers have the right to engage in these protests.
It would be great if y’all could reblog and signal boost this—I would love to see as much support as I did for the CTU during their strike. If I see ways for folks on the continent to contribute financially or otherwise, I will post again. I’ve already emailed the HSTA to ask how I can help. But I want you all to know that this is part of a larger plan by people controlling the education and labor agendas in this country right now - a plan to restrict our rights to collectively bargain for our rights as workers, and a plan we must resist.
ORGANIZE. SUPPORT LABOR. SUPPORT TEACHERS.
Signal boosting. More people need to know. Taking care of the teachers means better care for students. Support Hawaii’s teachers!
Oh my god the NOTES
HAD TO REBLOG AGAIN !!!
there are only a little over 9million users on Tumblr..almost every single damn person has liked this post. Tumblr has the power!
Never not reblogging because it gets truer and truer every day.
I WILL REBLOG EVERY TIME I SEE IT UNTIL NOVEMBER 6TH
I’m curious to see if this can reach 10 million notes by election day…. WHAT SAY YOU TO THIS CHALLENGE, TUMBLR?
tumblr takes up your challenge!
It’s been a nice feeling, this school year. I think I went through the stages of burnout and managed to come out the other side fairly intact. I like this group of kids much more than I anticipated I would.
This week we started implementing our new writing lessons. Finally, I’ve been freed from the dreaded “respond to the prompt” type of teaching and actually get to teach writing for what it is: an expression of ideas.
Today’s activity involved The Important Book. It’s a lesson I’m sure has been done countless times in countless grades in countless different ways; nevertheless, it’s the kind of lesson I’ve been dying to teach in writing. After we read the book, brainstormed a list of things we could add to the book, and did some shared writing, I set the kids off on their own. At the end of the writing hour, we formed a circle and shared what we came up with.
I was impressed by what they came up with. Everyone tried really hard to come up with their own ideas, and even those who had the same object had a different spin on what was important about it. I had students tell me what was important about cars, oranges, books, even burgers. I had some really creative responses about numbers (“The important thing about numbers is that they are endless”) and adults (“The important thing about adults is that they take care of you”) but the last little girl that read sent chills down my spine.
“The most important thing about life is that you live. You can do many things and go anywhere. It has many mistakes and rewards but the important thing about life is that you live.”
…and that, Charlie Brown, is what teaching is all about.