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Steve Peha is the Founder of Teaching That Makes Sense (www.ttms.org), an education consulting organization specializing in literacy, strategy, and technology within the K-12 sector. He lives in Carrboro, NC with his wife Margot Lester, the most incredibly fantastic, amazingly wonderful, and supremely superlative human being he has ever known -- and their two dogs, Mookie and Marvin.

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STEVE'S LATEST COLUMN

an education to di for
7.31.09 : feature!

It is a source of great pain and embarrassment to many of us when we confront the current state of public education. When every 26 seconds a child drops out of high school, leaving us with many a wayward Mary or Jonathan, swift action must be taken for it may be said that a great iniquity befalls us all and that even the most savage and inhuman breast is moved to doleful contemplation.

As to my own part, having turned my thoughts for many years upon this important subject, and maturely weighed the schemes of past and present policymakers, I have often found their ideas grossly mistaken in their assumptions, hopelessly flawed in their executions, or deeply troubling in their intent. It is the most caustic of realities to say that all past attempts to solve this problem have failed and that there is, at present, no large scale effort in existence that would rightly cause even the most optimistic among us to hold out hope for improvement.

I shall now therefore humbly propose... 
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re: an education to di for

If only!!!!!

re: an education to di for

I was actually editing this for the 2009 Media Collection, and had to drop a comment. I had to read it through three times to make sure I didn't miss anything, because I was far too caught up in what I was reading. Kudos on an entertaining and yet still thought provoking piece.

And watch for missing apostrophes. :)




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