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Entries by Randy Turner from 09/2011

My Students Don't Remember 9/11

| Posted 09.06.2011 | Education

The only thing that could make the tragedy of 10 years ago any more devastating would be if it were to fade from our memories. That is something that the teachers in America must never allow to happen.

I'll Miss Arne's Trip to Joplin: We're Testing That Day

| Posted 09.21.2011 | Education

If Secretary of Education Arne Duncan steps into my 8th grade classroom when he visits tornado-stricken Joplin, he will have an opportunity to see a man-made disaster that he made possible.

Sharing Stories After the Joplin Tornado

| Posted 09.26.2011 | Books

During the four hours we were at Hastings Books in Joplin Saturday, we heard terrifying stories, some sad, some uplifting of the May 22 event that forever reshaped the lives of Joplin residents.