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Why do teachers (and people) move so quickly into personal attacks when others disagree? We teach our students not to do this. Why can't the adults behave in the way we teach others to?

When is the last time you had a conversation with someone you disagreed with cordially? Want to have one now? How do you feel about the federal government mandating all workers to get vaccinated?

What do you think: Teachers should/should not discuss their opinions and ideas around sexuality, gender, and religion with students.

I'm more frustrated by public education than ever. It is inefficient, ineffective, and does not offer parents options for their students. Schools receive funding for students who don't even at… more

Thoughts on the final debate?

Do you think that SGOs really make a difference in you as an educator and/or your students learning? Do you feel that they are a waste of time? Are they worth the effort? Do they make a difference?

Anyone have students come to class today and profess how Christopher Columbus was a rapist and a murder?! Its a disgraceful lack of respect for the accomplishments made towards bringing us to the new … more

Hello friends! Who knows what brought you here, but I'm curious as to what subjects you feel would be most helpful to bandy about. What would encourage you? Stimulate thought? Elicit laughter? W… more

Thoughts on the debate tonight, before or after it happens?

Is cancel culture real? Do you feel it is an active presence at your school? Why or why not?

Now that we are getting “back to school”, what is one positive detail you have noticed about online/remote learning?

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How do you feel that public schools excel?

Do you think Trump is to blame for coronavirus spread in the USA? Why or why not? (no unsubstantiated claims, please).

What is your general opinion of Teachers' Unions which protect teachers from being removed based on their poor pedagogy over many years?

Happy to be here! Politically speaking: I consider myself a Classic Liberal (JFK Liberal: “Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.”) Constitutional conservative… more

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The gaps are quite amazing. I was shocked by the comments I read from an Illinois teacher. Their words sounded so pig headed. All triggered by the word “conservative”.

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