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I define myself as a wife and mother first and foremost. I also am a high school English and history teacher in Michigan's lower peninsula. At times, these roles are in conflict with one another, and I am forever trying to balance them.

Diaries published: 8 (1248 days since last diary on Mon Dec 05, 2011 at 05:00 AM PST)

Comments posted: 111 (1137 days since last comment on Sun Mar 25, 2012 at 07:57 AM PDT)

Diary frequency: seldom

Comment frequency: often

Total Recommends: 111

Total Comment Ratings: 0

Most Recommended Diary: How Teachers Are Screwed in Michigan, 75 comments, 51 recommends

People Following CleanSlate: 1

CleanSlate's Most Recent Diaries:

Education reform has been sweeping the country the past few years. Some say that it began with the federal legislation of No Child Left Behind (2001) put in place during the Bush administration.
by CleanSlate
Comment Count 15 comments on Mon Dec 05, 2011 at 05:00 AM PST with 0 Recommends
I was at the UAW hall on Thursday evening making calls to voters in the 51st district, asking them if they supported the recall of Rep. Paul Scott. I have volunteered countless hours to this ...
by CleanSlate
Comment Count 4 comments on Sat Oct 08, 2011 at 06:12 PM PDT with 6 Recommends
Today ended the signature collection period to recall Representative Paul Scott from District 51. Petitioners had a mere 13 and a half days to collect the necessary 8,000 signatures to get it on ...
by CleanSlate
Comment Count 13 comments on Thu Aug 04, 2011 at 07:00 PM PDT with 21 Recommends
Public education has been under assault recently. In Michigan, as in many states, funding for public education has been cut, forcing many districts to try to save money by outsourcing in any areas ...
by CleanSlate
Comment Count 6 comments on Tue Aug 02, 2011 at 12:58 PM PDT with 4 Recommends
Although the recall effort against Governor Rick Snyder started collecting signatures on May 21, it wasn't until the new teacher ...
by CleanSlate
Comment Count 15 comments on Wed Jul 27, 2011 at 05:57 PM PDT with 26 Recommends
I just finished reading Malcolm Gladwell's Outliers (2008) . This book looks at how a few individuals have become very successful and ...
by CleanSlate
Comment Count 13 comments on Sat Jul 16, 2011 at 04:48 PM PDT with 1 Recommend

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