One Peace At A Time

Trying to re-purpose this blog….
May 1, 2012, 1:20 am
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Greetings those who might still be getting updates because you signed up for notifications when I was really using this blog some 4 years ago.  WOW…a lot has happened in the past 4 years.  From trying to bring about a radical transformation of the public school system through the Big Picture school model (which after 5 long years and much effort failed) to working with refugee students from all over the world (for every door that closes, another opens).  It has been a great time…but I feel things are happening that are directing me in another direction.  

One such event was being notified today by the DeKalb County School System that all educators are going to get a 6.25% pay cut, which means for my family a 12.5% decrease in salary.  However, as Common Core Standards and Race To The Top comes on-line next year, our work load will increase exponentially while continuing to cut our pay.  So, I have decided it is time to recognize that I went into education as a way of giving back to my community (my form of the Peace Corp in my own local community) and now it is time to turn the page and start the next chapter of my life.  This is what I will be figuring out over the next year.  So, this blog will used to collect my thoughts and experiments in creating and embodying my version of “the good life.”