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Please Help Me Support Working Families

Dear Friends, I have something to ask of you. As you know, right wing politics has taken a turn in recent years with right-wing funded organizations flooding small and local public elections with their candidates. An alarming number of these candidates are winning in unopposed elections or in races where the electorate is not paying

Support Dominic Le Fave for Portland Association of Teachers Executive Board

Inspired to transform our union into a catalyst for community involvement and inspired by the successful teacher campaign in Chicago, I am proud to be a Social Equality Educators candidate for the PAT Executive Board.  We need a social justice union that is unafraid to fight for better schools and better communities, a union that

Please Help Support Our School-Based Business for Kids with Special Needs At Wilson High School

Imagine having a significant disability, graduating from high school with a modified diploma, and hitting the job market. It’s already hard for people with regular diplomas, good job experience, and glowing recommendations from businesses. We’re out to give students with disabilities a chance! Our special education students run a cafe that delivers top-quality espresso drinks

Help Us Buy A Learning Workstation For Supporting Kids With Special Needs

Please consider helping me and my students! Visit my page at, make a tax-deductible donation of any size:   Thanks! Another simple and FREE way to support this project is to click this link: and “like” it on Facebook. This increases the chances of our project getting funded through, a shopper supported contribution site.

Our Special Education Class Needs Math Supports

   Imagine a one-room schoolhouse with kids at all levels and limited resources and supplies. That’s our classroom! Though all our students are all of high school age, their disabilities put them at dramatically different academic levels. We need books and materials to help differentiate the lessons. Our students struggle with significant disabilities that have

Help Special Education Create New Entrepreneurship!

With dwindling budgets, program cuts, and dwindling opportunities for high school graduates with disabilities, we’re training kids to take control of their futures with entrepreneurial enterprises. Our students have big dreams for working in local businesses and even starting their own! Our high school special education students are on the verge of vocational greatness! These

Rally To Save Education, Salem, Oregon, President’s Day, February 20, 2012–Mark Your Calendar!

Public education is imperiled by the opportunist narratives that surround the economic crisis. These corporate-backed narratives are false. The truth is there is plenty of money and corporations and financial institutions have never been more profitable nor had so much capital. They have also never been more powerful and this includes the power to both

Help Improve The Nutrition of Local High School Students

  Nutritious foods can be more delicious and exciting than any junk food! That’s the message we want to teach high school students through our fantastic student-run cafe. Fruits, yogurt, even raw vegetables and greens make wonderful after-school refreshers when they are made into smoothies. The Life Skills program at our school has run a

Gallery: Chicago Transit Authority

With my camera strapped to my bag and set to automatically take a photo every minute, I rode the CTA in Chicago. Not realist, documentary, intentional, nor even recording experiential data, the camera has its own impressions and dreams which it brings to consciousness by making the artist responsible. check this out as a slideshow

not a puzzle

Today I attended an annual fundraising walk for Autism Speaks with one of my students and her family.  Autism Speaks is a national organization that funds research into causes and treatments of autism. The picture below shows protesters of the event. The protesters are from ASAN (Autistic Self-Advocacy Network), a group that opposes biomedical approaches to dealing