Shirley Willis 
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Re: “The New, New Jim Crow

Thank you for your insights and the good fight for equality and fair treatment of all humankind. And most of all for your continuing patience with those who refuse to see their own bigotry and the narrowness of their own experiences as a gauge of what is happening right outside their own very safe little neighborhoods.

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Posted by Shirley Willis on 12/06/2017 at 7:54 PM

Re: “Cutting Teacher Compensation and School Funding in Wisconsin

Correct. A poorly education population is easier to dupe, ergo our current GOP takeover...but not for long. We are waking up.

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Posted by Shirley Willis on 11/22/2017 at 1:09 PM

Re: “The New Teacher Certification Rules: Is Everyone Else Wrong, or Am I?

The plan is to water down the quality of teaching to the point that all schools "fail." Then corporate raiders can take them over, collect tax money and close them down and transfer their loot offshore. We can stop this now. Get out and vote!

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Posted by Shirley Willis on 05/21/2017 at 1:24 AM

Re: “Diane Douglas Got Trumped. And DeVosed. And Maybe Duceyed. And It's a Damn Shame.

I am so impressed with your perseverance in the face of all the graceless and crude remarks. I have to say, I deeply appreciate your presentation of the facts and read you faithfully, frequently tweeting your comments to my followers (few). As a former teacher, now retired and writing the stories of what it's like to teach with no budget, crap for pay and a constant barrage of slander, I like to keep focused on what the unbridled plunder of our neighborhood schools does to our kids' future.

Keep up the good fight!

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Posted by Shirley Willis on 04/14/2017 at 11:41 PM

Re: “BASIS Makes a Rare Response to Criticism: Part 2

This is an argument that is ridiculously easy to resolve. Just look at their enrollement figures before criticizing Mr. Safire! Get a grip on the facts.

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Posted by Shirley Willis on 04/07/2017 at 6:55 PM

Re: “According to Conservatives, We Need to Keep Cutting Education Funding

Most of these comments are so boilerplate. Are we sure they're done by real people. Surely, most have not been in the impoverished classrooms of Arizoana's schools where teachers bear the brunt of funding by using their own pitiful salaries to buy the basics--pens, pencils, markers, Kleenex...

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Posted by Shirley Willis on 06/09/2016 at 12:56 PM

Re: “Trump Earns an F for Plagiarism. If This Was College, Someone Would Say, "Get Him Out of Here!"

I love your column for its truth and insight. Your comments on education are right on the money (literally). Keep writing. I tweet nearly everything you put out @ShirleyWill3 and am retired after 34 years in education. Thank you for keeping on!!!

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Posted by Shirley Willis on 03/20/2016 at 4:02 PM

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