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Feb 2
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Yeah, we absolutely should be able to vaccinate both, but the reality is that there is a priority list and I understand why. The real error here is that they’re not allowing teachers to teach remotely for the next month until they can also be vaccinated. I also agree with prison abolition (per your comment below). But Read more

Feb 2
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Okay if it’s not correct why are Catherine’s names listed on Louis’s birth certificate in the same way?

Feb 2
5

Yeah and they keep trying to pit incarcerated people against teachers. I see SOOOO many comments like, “WhY ArE We VacCinAtIng PRISONERS before TEACHERS?!!!!” Read more

Feb 2
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It just seems odd to me because, again, her legal title there is still correct, he just added more information to the birth certificate and put it in the correct place, too. It doesn’t seem worth revising, but they can waste their time however they like, I suppose.

Feb 1
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Ugh, I’m sorry. It’s cruel. Windowless classrooms were a lot more common when I taught in the southwest. Now that I’m in the northeast, I’ve always had windows but it’s also literally freezing. I also feel the deep pain of having the classroom switched at the last minute. They always have me somewhere fabulous until Read more

Feb 1
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Those seem like sensible safety measures! My school doesn’t do “sensible.” On the one hand, re: distance, I don’t know one teacher who is able to keep the kids 3 feet or 6 feet or 10 feet (whatever the guidance is) apart. They just flock toward one another. On the other hand, the big problem with 3 feet apart is that Read more

Feb 1
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I’m an actual K-12 teacher in a face-to-face/hybrid learning environment where students are only required to maintain a distance of 3 feet apart and they eat and shout and laugh with their masks off in the school cafeteria and our faculty was told to show up in person or quit. We haven’t been given the opportunity to Read more

Feb 1
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I honestly wouldn’t know that Petra is pronounced differently in Germany than Pet-ra, but I’m astounded at the Patty, Petey, and Aretha variations. What???

Feb 1
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I agree with the mom here, especially if it’s a classroom setting. When I am teaching on the first day, I make the students go around the room, say their name out loud, and ask the class to repeat their name after them. This is not just for the sake of getting those less common (i.e. less white) pronunciations on the Read more

Feb 1
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If you’re a parent, try to be kind to your child re: unconventional pronunciations. I know a Marisa who is called ma-RISS-a but is really Ma-REES-a and a Lindsay who’s a Lin-ZAY and not a Lin-ZEE. That’s just cruel, folks. They spend their entire lives correcting the pronunciation of their name. It doesn’t seem fun Read more

Feb 1
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No, the parent reached out for help because the child was suicidal. The parent did not request that the police handcuff and then pepper spray their mentally distressed child. Also, it’s not clear whether the parent called the police station directly or called 911, but they dispatchers should have sent Person in Crisis Read more

Feb 1
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“I’m not going to stand here and tell you that for a 9-year-old to have to be pepper-sprayed is OK,” Rochester Police Chief Cynthia Herriott-Sullivan said at a press conference Sunday. “It’s not.” Read more

Feb 1
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Not trying to be difficult or paranoid, but I genuinely don’t understand what is incorrect about it. If it was “Her Royal Highness Rachel Meghan,” that would be incorrect because it implies she’s a blood princess. But putting her given names before her title is (to my knowledge) totally correct. Taking her given names Read more

Feb 1
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True, but her occupation and title were listed on the original. They just deleted her given names, which is a weird edit.

Jan 28
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They are the bad guy here because they stopped letting people buy shares in GameStop—you can now only sell those shares through the app. So, pretty blatantly trying to help out the hedge fund guys despite their progressive/populist branding.  Read more

Jan 28
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I don’t understand! You teach high schoolers to criticize books, but you’re mad that Book People don’t like The Great Gatsby? Any public engagement with books is good. Wider debate makes reading exciting. I also would add that I know a lot of elitist book snobs (the English majors, the English PhDs) who totally hate Th Read more

Jan 28
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My 20s were my skinny decade after being a heftier high schooler. The worst part was visiting my hometown. I mean, I would have been slim for 7 years and people would still come up to me and really condescendingly tell me how great I looked and how much I’d changed, woooooow. I hated it. I know they were meant to be Read more

Jan 25
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I can’t accept the remotest possibility that this might be real. These are trolls using their best troll voices. I might have made room in my heart for its authenticity if they’d used a coffee filter. 

Jan 25
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It really is a shame that Ellen is such a spectacular asshole because the kindness/generosity angle of the show was a good influence. And Ellen made gayness palatable for a lot of conservative fuckwits, which is not nothing. But perhaps there is a greater lesson in learning that even that was a persona cultivated to Read more