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Aug 23 2011

Important is not a strong enough word.

In my sixth grade language class, we take time to talk about “purposeful vocabulary”. To say teaching is “important” is hardly purposeful. No. Teaching is imperative. Crucial. Vital. We’ve decided, as a culture, to focus on creating “productive and functional members of society”; my district’s mission statement boasts that we will “create world-class citizens” who…

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