By the Mighty Mumford

The ALCO S-6 in the road,

Is rather amply bestowed….

With enough steel

To effectively deal.

With cars playing chicken in the road!

This ALCO switcher might lay low

Till evening, the return trip to go…

Opposing traffic in that lane

Would face less pain,

When fewer of them would show!

–Jonathan Caswell

A Google Image.

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How They Silence Us: An ABC Primer – UPDATED!

Save Maine Schools

**Curiously, if you shared this blog on Facebook last night, the link no longer works. Instead you get this message:


(And yes I know I need to plug my phone in.)

Just a coincidence?  Or is this E for Erasing or maybe G for Gaslighting (i.e. messing with my head…)?  At any rate, I’ve updated the post with a new letter, and hope that if you were so inclined to share last night, that you will share again today!  


As the latest reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act begins to take effect nationwide, the proverbial you-know-what is beginning to hit the fan.

Parents and teachers are discovering that all the talk about “returning decision making to states” was a bunch of hooey,  and that even though their state may have ditched Common Core, or replaced PARCC or SBAC with another brand-name test, profit-driven education reforms are…

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