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Losing Our Soul–Silencing Heart, Mind and Voice

If you haven’t read Doug Martin’s piece on the  planned destruction of what remains of the ethos that is Community as well as the very heart of true Charity (take some time to think about the real meaning of this word), please set to it with all speed and attention.  It is a detailed report […]

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What Manner of Creature Be This?

The Errant has frequently offered for your edification detailed reports on the fraudulent nature of the corporate reforms in “education.” I do not plan on writing anymore about this, though will still encourage our stalwart researcher Doug Martin to comb through tax documents and let us know who’s in bed with whom.  Shining a bright […]

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I-Read 3 in Indiana: Intentional Social Segregation?

What can one objectively say when faced with the information that fully one quarter of the 3rd grade students who attend an IPS school failed the state-mandated I-Read 3 exam? WTHR reported exactly that yesterday. Records obtained by Eyewitness News (pdf) show one in four Marion County third graders – nearly 2,500 children – failed […]

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Corporate Foxes in the IN DOE Henhouse: The Chain School Gospel of Jeb Bush, Jon Hage and WalMart

When the Indiana Charter School Board recently approved two new Charter Schools USA schools to open in Indianapolis, the corporate school honeymoon was on. The East Indianapolis Charter Academy and the South Indianapolis Charter Academy, Charter Schools USA claimed, would be “feeder schools” for students to eventually enter the three other Indiana public schools the […]

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IDOE–Shrinking State Power to Expose Your Tender Underbelly (UPDATE)

UPDATE in the body of the text Indiana is at the forefront of a concerted and aggressive drive to weaken state power.  That sounds good to so many of us, especially those who believe there is a libertarian with a good heart out there.  But here’s the trick.  The agents of the state of the […]

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State of the School Corporation: Roll Over and Play Dead

In Bloomington recently the new (7 months on the job) Superintendent offered a kind of State of the School Corporation address and our local paper chose to offer mostly pictures of the event rather than any analysis.  Here is a link (pay-wall) to the “news” of the event, “MCCSC superintendent DeMuth outlines school progress in […]

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Doug Martin’s Abecedary of Indiana’s Corporate Education Pirates

Below are the main groups involved in destroying Indiana public education. Many of these outfits have a national reach, as well, and their main goal is to hand our schools over to for-profit companies.  Vouchers are used as a smokescreen by many of these groups, since vouchers drain the schools of money and set them […]

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Glorifying War Shall Not Grow Old

Concerning War Movies (prompted by a conversation about Peter Jackson’s movie They Shall Not Grow Old). In J. D. Salinger’s […]

Cutting Down the Clouds

This winter they are cutting down our woods more seriously than ever,—Fair Haven Hill, Walden, Linnaea Borealis Wood, etc. etc. […]

Representative Texts from Hawthorne to Dickinson

In your daily busyness you are pressed for time to think and often choose instead anesthetization – watching any number […]

Between Hope and Defeat, History and Heaven

“God himself culminates in the present moment.” (Thoreau) What is “now” for? What if you “know” the future? Fairy tales […]

Absolute Solutions Necessary

Only two things to do: 1. zero out carbon emissions 2. exception: all technological and scientific labor exploring new solutions […]

Rachel Carson’s book had no real effect

Facing Global Climate Disruption and the End of Everything All At Once… David Wallace-Wells’ The Uninhabitable Earth tries very hard […]