Conversation from the Teachers’ Lounge

 Mamacita says: Have you ever wondered what teachers talk about in the lounge? It depends on who’s in there and what time of day it is, of course, but the conversation really doesn’t vary much from building to building, or … Continue reading

Independence Day: You’re Not Really Independent Unless You’re Educated.

Mamacita says:  There are many things that are wrong, in this country. Many, many things. Open a newspaper; listen to the news; all we hear about are the things that are wrong. We should be hearing about them, too; if … Continue reading

“Me” Magazine. You Know You’d Read It.

Mamacita says:  I agree. When my kids were little, I used to subscribe to several parenting magazines, and few if any of my problems were ever featured anywhere in there. Maybe on the joke page, but never in an article … Continue reading

You Want Educational Standards? We Used To Have Them.

Mamacita says: Oh please, society, let us learn from the past, just a little bit?  Because those in charge of those in charge of the education of our children are doing it all wrong.  Real education has nothing to do … Continue reading

Dongles, Sherlock Holmes, and Stuff That’s None of My Business

Mamacita says:  I’ve been reading about the “dongle incident” and doing some serious thinking.    I’ve also been doing some serious head-shaking, and some equally serious wondering about where the line should be drawn between private conversation and public listening. … Continue reading

The Time Is Always Right To Do What Is Right – Martin Luther King, Jr.

Mamacita says:  Why is this day a holiday in most communities? (This community has only just recently started acknowledging MLK Day as a holiday; for years, none of our schools closed.) (They still don’t close for Veteran’s Day.) However, intelligent, … Continue reading