(11 am. – promoted by ek hornbeck)
Cross posted at kos
I wasn’t going to write this because I didn’t want to jeopardize anyone else any more than I already have.
You are all at risk! And it is all my fault! So Please forgive me.
I wasn’t entirely truthful and now you are in danger!
You are all doomed…..and it is because I am here that you are doomed.
It is my unwitting legacy to you.
You see, I told you that I stood next to Bill Ayers once at college. But I didn’t speak to him, which is normal for me since I had not been introduced, but that wasn’t the part that I wasn’t truthful about!
I was “Trained” by Ayers! Yes, I admit it!
Well, not “trained exactly by him….but by a surrogate. A good friend and colleague of his, Klonsky.
Confession is good for the soul…..I was trained in the “Small Schools” learning methods. My own district sent me to Circle Campus for Training!!!! ( I thought it was a good deal at the time since I didn’t have to pay for it!) I attended the workshops and thought the idea was a good one. I brought what I had learned back to my District and Radicalized my school! I helped write a million dollar grant so we could set up Small Schools within our School for our students. And I have radicalized my fellow teachers and all those thousands of students! I don’t even begin to know how to apologize to all of them! At least I can apologize to you.
I was the “Typhoid Mary” of the Small School Movement!
The trouble is….the idea seemed to work!!!! And they are still using the ideas across the county…but not to the extent envisioned and needed. However, NCLB came along and I blame it for any deviant forms that have changed the focus and intent of the program.
My problem is that I bought into the idea of Small Schools and smaller learning groups so completely that I didn’t feel the class was radical enough! I joined their early “blog” group and got kicked out because I used “naughty” language. (I said “Fuck” too many times) Namby-pamby teachers don’t like that kind of language so they asked me not to participate in their blog.
Well, Now you know.
You are two degrees of separation from being trained by a “known” terrorist. And it is my fault….
And I am unrepentant so deal with it!