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Fri, Mar 24, 2017

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CODGERTATIONS: Questions
CODGERTATIONS: Questions

When I was young, I was a "good boy."

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HERE'S WHAT I THINK: Experience
HERE'S WHAT I THINK: Experience

Having worked in education all of my career, I'm fortunate to be able to look back on experiences I've had that have helped me become, at various times, a better teacher, principal and superintendent.

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HERE'S WHAT I THINK: Students and teachers can benefit from pen pals
HERE'S WHAT I THINK: Students and teachers can benefit from pen pals

Young people (and teachers) can take part in the pen pal experience thanks to technology that connects us with the press of a button.

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OPINION: A little common sense about the immigration ban

Here are a few retorts to the "common sense" defense of President Trump's immigration/travel ban that feel like common sense to me.

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HERE'S WHAT I THINK: Secretary of Education
HERE'S WHAT I THINK: Secretary of Education

As the new presidential administration got underway, there was much controversy over many of President Trump's selections for his cabinet, among them, Betsy DeVos for Secretary of Education.

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CODGERTATIONS: These are not the facts you're looking for
CODGERTATIONS: These are not the facts you're looking for

Is our new president a Jedi? Obi-Don Kenobi?

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CODGERTATIONS: Now the fun begins
CODGERTATIONS: Now the fun begins

Trump's promise to serve all Americans - as he surely must know - is impossible.

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HERE'S WHAT I THINK: New year, new motivation
HERE'S WHAT I THINK: New year, new motivation

The new year often brings with it a resurgence to change something. The new year can also be a good time to give students a boost with their academics.

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RUFOS: Wikileaks raises UFO awareness
RUFOS: Wikileaks raises UFO awareness

With permission, we are showing a list of emails from Wikileaks pertaining to the UFO phenomenon that has been sent to the Roundtown UFO Society (RUFOS).

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HERE'S WHAT I THINK: ESC Governing Board
HERE'S WHAT I THINK: ESC Governing Board

Community members who choose to serve on school boards also give of themselves to the county.

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MASTER GARDENER NEWS: Hibernation
MASTER GARDENER NEWS: Hibernation

Hibernation is when an animal goes into a state of dormancy, slower metabolism, living off reserves of body fat.

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HERE'S WHAT I THINK: Introducing Amanda Knotts
HERE'S WHAT I THINK: Introducing Amanda Knotts

Amanda Knotts, the new administrator for Brooks-Yates School, found her passion while in college.

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CODGERTATIONS: Run, Run, Rudolph
CODGERTATIONS: Run, Run, Rudolph

Should schools and government be "run like a business?"

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LETTER: Reader urges change in Clerk of Courts office
LETTER: Reader urges change in Clerk of Courts office

I want to express a serious need for change in the Clerk of Courts office.

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CODGERTATIONS: How do you do?
CODGERTATIONS: How do you do?

"When I use a word," Humpty Dumpty said, in rather a scornful tone, "it means just what I choose it to mean - neither more nor less."

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HERE'S WHAT I THINK: Achievement
HERE'S WHAT I THINK: Achievement

The report cards for the state's school districts were recently released, and the findings raise more questions than they answer.

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LETTER: Reader supports Zwayer in Clerk of Courts race
LETTER: Reader supports Zwayer in Clerk of Courts race

I am writing to express my support for Thomas Clark Zwayer for Clerk of Courts.

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INTERSECTIONS: I need you
INTERSECTIONS: I need you

"Is the pain bad enough to make you want to beg Jesus for mercy?"

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HERE'S WHAT I THINK: Attendance
HERE'S WHAT I THINK: Attendance

September is Attendance Awareness Month, promoted by Attendance Works, an initiative that promotes the importance of school attendance.

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CODGERTATIONS: Anarchists with police protection
CODGERTATIONS: Anarchists with police protection

Let's start by saying that I have a negative view of Libertarians, or at least of some people who identify themselves as Libertarians.

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HERE'S WHAT I THINK: Debating the school year
HERE'S WHAT I THINK: Debating the school year

There was a time when the Labor Day and Memorial Day weekends were the bookends to the school year...

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CODGERTATIONS: Don't confuse me with facts
CODGERTATIONS: Don't confuse me with facts

Lately we have been hearing a lot about "Confirmation Bias," believing things that support what we already believe and rejecting things that don't.

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CODGERTATIONS: Holy Theocracy, Batman!
CODGERTATIONS: Holy Theocracy, Batman!

Every semester for 15 years, I have been privileged to address high school classes as part of a general introduction to various political/radical groups.

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CODGERTATIONS: Party on
CODGERTATIONS: Party on

In 1962, as an 18-year-old freshman at OSU, I was introduced to the question of whether history was progressive...

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CODGERTATIONS: Oink
CODGERTATIONS: Oink

I'm not afraid that Donald Trump might be elected President. No, I'm depressed...

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