About

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Steven Singer is a husband, father, teacher and education advocate. For more information, please visit www.svteach.wikispaces.com.

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11 thoughts on “About

  1. Steven, I read your excellent article as it was quoted by “a thoughtful educator” on WriterBeat.com. I’ve just added a lengthy response in defense of your point of view. You might be interested in the outcome, perhaps even commening yourself. Also, I will probably quote my response in another post on my WP website, rethinkingsurvival.com. I’ll call it “A Skunk by Any Other Name Smells Just as Awful.”

    Thanks for your good work!

    All best

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  2. Fri. a.m. 7/17/15 Greetings! and thanx for your piece on Common Dreams this a.m.

    I was a puppeteer for 27 years, traveling all over the USA and SE Asia, puppeting in schools, libraries, community centers (once a cow pasture in Colorado). My observation was that the job of children is to LEARN! They are EAGER!! But! By the third grade, it was mostly all gone. WHAT ARE WE DOING?

    The underlying attitude seems to be that kids must be FORCED to learn: that it’s onerous, unpleasant: I’m haunted by a horrible cartoon of a kid with mouth pried open and “knowledge” being force-fed. UGH!!

    In my opinion, the first thing we must do is admit that the true agenda of the public school is to teach kids to tolerate boredom and authority, and not to question. Anything else is extra, and exists because thousands of teachers–like you!–CARE!

    Keep up your good work: we need you!

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  3. Steven,

    I found your blog from reading your article “How White People Subtly Reinforce White Supremacy When They Laugh at Black Names” on Everyday Feminism. Just wanted to stop by and say I really enjoyed the piece and I will be sharing it with friends and family!

    Thanks for what you do!

    Jillian

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