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    for sharing and compassion and willingness to still devote wisdom and experience to the young. My partner retired from DC public schools as a science teacher about five years ago but still subs in SE, where she lives. I've seen her with kids in school settings and out and am often amazed. It might be a gift but I believe one has to truly "work" at it too since all people can be prone to frustration or uncertainty or just being tired. I wonder sometimes if it is cynical to think that political manuevering to withdraw support for public education is grounded in more than ignorance, of its connection to building a stronger democratic society and the lack of general education's connection with despotic societies ruled by choas and rebellion of have-nots acting out of desperation against haves to thrive on others' desperation. That is, do you think some of our esteemed legislators a few blocks away from where you're working know the educational support discrepencies have long-term consequences on the security of a republic and just don't care, or that they don't know, or worse, that they know and think that, somehow, it improves their prospects for maintaining some kind of advantage? I guess that's the ultimate ignorance, if it is so. Where is the wisdom in maintaining, or seemingly attempting to maintain (or systematize) these tiers? I'm confused.

    “I discover myself on the verge of a usual mistake.” ― Walt Whitman, Song of Myself

    by dannyboy1 on Wed Nov 21, 2012 at 06:36:30 AM PST

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