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Tuesday, May 08, 2018

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Can we not salvage one important thing in this horrible excuse for an administration?

Copied and pasted. Thank you, my favorite organization in the whole educational world: This makes using your voice easy!

Urge your Senators to restore net neutrality protections
The Senate is poised to vote very soon on a Congressional Review Act (CRA) Resolution that would restore net neutrality protections  the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to eliminate earlier this year. Without net neutrality, telecommunications providers are free to establish fast lanes for particular online products, throttle delivery of others, and potentially raise prices and decrease services for students and educators nationwide. Right after the FCC voted to eliminate net neutrality, Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA) introduced a CRA that would repeal the FCC’s order and reinstate net neutrality.

Reports indicate that we are only one vote away from the CRA Resolution receiving Senate approval. To date, all Senate democrats and Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) have committed to voting for the CRA. It is important that all senators hear from you now about your support for this resolution. Additionally, there’s a group of four senators who may be particularly close to switching from a “no” to a “yes.” These four senators are: Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA), Sen. Dean Heller (R-NV), Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO). Advocates from those four states – Louisiana, Nevada, Alaska and Colorado – are especially encouraged to contact these members and urge them to vote “yes” on the CRA.


     1. Tweet at your Senators.
STEP 1: Use our handy tool to easily tweet at your Senators, asking them to support the net neutrality CRA. The system will automatically tag your Senator.

STEP 2: Choose from one of the pre-written tweets or tweet both.

     2.  Call your Senator’s office and ask them to vote “YES” on Sen. Markey’s Congressional Review Act Resolution to restore net neutrality protections.

STEP 1: Click the "Call"  button and wait to be connected to the office. Phone script will appear for you to review before you confirm you want to place the call.

STEP 2: Ask to speak with the staffer handling net neutrality. If the staffer is unavailable, ask to leave a voicemail.
Thank you for your ongoing edtech advocacy support.Your voice matters!

Sunday, May 06, 2018

Poems. I wrote some poems. I call this little collection "Forth and Back"

One Actor
Indefatigable spirits flag not
In the face of
Obstacle, stale air,
Or achievement,
But nourish caring hearts
Through handcuffed and assassination-rife times.
Racism has many costumes
But only one actor,
The infant, fearful soul.
Peace, she whispers,
And lets go her soul.
Takes forever leave of it.
And it
From her.
At some urgent last moment
I will know that it is.
If I do not manage a smile
You must remember that
Was my most intended intention.

You say to stop
Right where I am.
How could I stop
Where I’m not?
Ease along now
Even as you will
Yourself to stay put.
Just how many
Realities can we be?
Perhaps Pi.

Open any door and stand
In what you have made,
An opening framed by…what?
Watch what the door kept hidden,
What it kept from you,
What kept being
Without you.
Beyond this portal
Are more portals
And within each,
More portals,
And with each,
More what.
Open any door.
Find joy or hatred within.
Smile upon discovery.
Break down.
Find myself?
How does that
Which is I
Perceive that
Which it is?
I would more
Likely find
That sad I
Seeking I.


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