• Another Step Down the Wrong Path

    By miller727@icloud.com December 14, 2016 Uncategorized 4 Comments Children graduating from high school these days have known nothing but test-based accountability for their entire schooling. We have repeatedly reminded them that their primary value as students in a public school is to do well on the annual, all-important, big standardized (BS) test. Granted, we also […]

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  • I Loved Math Until I Hated It

    Whenever I have the rare opportunity to visit a math classroom these days, I banter with students about how much I LOVED algebra in school and how they should too. I tell them how I loved to factor polynomials and solve expressions using the quadratic equation. How I loved working an especially difficult problem just […]

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  • Redefining Our Definitions

    By miller727@icloud.com November 27, 2016 Uncategorized 7 Comments As I wrote yesterday, the central narrative supporting calls for increased school choice from people like new Secretary of Education nominee Bet$y DeVo$ is that public education is failing our kids. They further contend that school leaders and teachers are not sufficiently motivated to do anything about […]

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  • Our New Education Secretary, Mr$. Bet$y DeVo$

    By miller727@icloud.com November 26, 2016 Uncategorized 2 Comments “How wealthy the wealthy are does matter. If we allow great wealth to accumulate in the pockets of a few, then great wealth can set our political agenda and shape our political culture — and the agenda and the culture that emerge will not welcome efforts to […]

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  • Is Our Glass Half-Full or Half-Empty?

    We’re all familiar with the expression “Is the glass half-full or half-empty?” For many years, this phrase has highlighted the tendency for two people to see the same situation in different ways. The saying is commonly used to emphasize the difference between positive and negative thinking, or optimism or pessimism – or a cynic might […]

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  • Retreat, Hell!

    By miller727@icloud.com November 10, 2016 Uncategorized No Comments Today, on the 241st birthday of the Marine Corps, I’d like to share a story about the most famous and highly decorated Marine of all time: General Louis “Chesty” Puller. Puller, who died in 1971, may be little-known outside of the Marine Corps. But his name lives […]

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  • Happy Veteran’s Day 2016

    Happy Veteran’s Day 2016 By miller727@icloud.com November 10, 2016 Uncategorized 3 Comments The following is a reposting of my Veteran’s Day message from last year. With the recent, highly contentious election, it’s a good time to reflect on the values that make us all Americans. May God continue to bless this great nation. Happy Veteran’s […]

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  • The OU Running Back Shortage?

    By miller727@icloud.com November 4, 2016 Uncategorized 6 Comments There was a collective sigh of relief from OU football fans Thursday night after the Sooners escaped from Ames, Iowa with a surprisingly close 34-24 victory over the Big 12 bottom-dwelling Iowa State Cyclones Dust Devils, who fell to 1-8 on the season. Folks in Norman were […]

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