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Entries by Randy Turner from 08/2011

The New Axis of Evil: Drunk Drivers, Sex Offenders and Classroom Teachers

| Posted 08.01.2011 | Education

Classroom teachers' only consolation is that our last legislative session could have been much worse.

All Public Schools Left Behind

| Posted 08.08.2011 | Education

If No Child Left Behind is not scrapped, and there is no indication of that being in the works, then we can await a time three years from now when 100 percent of American public schools are labeled failures.

Anti-Muslim Sentiment Clouds $1M Gift To Joplin Schools

| Posted 08.10.2011 | Education

Who could argue with such an outpouring of humanity? Who could argue with the evidence of the effect Joplin has had on the world? Sadly, some of those who are arguing come from within Joplin.

These Are My Students; This Is My School

| Posted 08.14.2011 | Education

The last two papers I put up did not look like the others. While the first 18 papers had been stored safely away in folders, the last two were on the Wall of Fame when the tornado hit.

School Begins Today in Joplin

| Posted 08.17.2011 | Education

The second I opened my car door, I could hear shouting, intermittent applause, and music, punctuated by the pounding of a bass drum.

It Shouldn't Take a Tornado for Teachers to be Appreciated

| Posted 08.21.2011 | Education

Except for that tornado experience, which has changed us and our schools forever, we are the same teachers who have been here year after year, doing the same thing that brought us into education -- helping children.

Jane Cunningham: Sexual Relationships Begin With "How Do I Do This Math Problem?"

| Posted 08.29.2011 | Education

In her zeal to save the Facebook portion of her Amy Hestir Davis Student Protection Act, Missouri State Sen. Jane Cunningham keeps hammering relentlessly on the idea that children have to be protected from all teachers.