Sent to Yakima Herald-Republic (WA) for “Saturday Soapbox”By Jane WatsonAugust 31, 2012 “Doublethink” is alive and well. In 1948, George Orwell wrote 1984. “Big Brother is Watching You” was born. So was “doublethink,” the power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one’s mind simultaneously and accepting both of them. TVs watch YOU. Language is paradoxical. […]

I don’t know how much we can discern from this. I see two things, maybe three. One, strong nod to students, nothing surprising there. A very appealing message. Two, heavy reliance on executive authority to determine the future of education. Perhaps it’s because he was governor and also referring to Governor Romney in his speech. […]

Well, I have to say, asked to become a blogger At The Chalk Face is quite the honor. My name is Stephanie Rivera, and some of you may know me from…or some of you may have no idea what in the world that website is. That is my personal blog on issues in education, […]