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Michelle Rhee, Superstar

Wow, Michelle Rhee. I’d like to hitch my wagon to yours. I mean, we both know there is no evidence that you know much about much. Including teaching. It seems you were a mediocre or maybe even a pretty good teacher for…what was it…two years? “Two and through”, am I right? Anyway, destiny was calling. You are pushy, stubborn, self-righteous and ambitious. Those qualities can get one far almost anywhere. Very far. But I see little more than this in you. I don’t believe you care any more Read more [...]

The shame...

The Lack of Fathers is a Parent

  Sometimes there just isn’t much to say. This is one of those times. CONTEST has been won by Cynthia Sloan. Her winning submission is the NEW title for this post. Good job, Cynthia! CONTEST!!!!: Because the above photo is so classically and uncompromisingly ironic and sad, I would very much like for people to submit funny or otherwise insightful captions. The winner will receive a complimentary set of Teachbad Therapy Magnets. These are great fun and they are also available for purchase Read more [...]

Time for a Hug

OK…we’re almost halfway through October and feeling like we want to blow our brains out. Right? I know. The routines and rituals have either robbed everyone of their dignity in the name of order, or not been implemented in the name of making you shout like a fool to get the class to sit down. Either way, your dignity is gone. And Columbus Day…what a goddamn joke. It was only two days ago and already you feel cheated. The only thing that seems farther away than Columbus Day is Thanksgiving. Read more [...]