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Blog retired September 2010

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September 16, 2010 at 9:05 am

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Teaching is the profession that teaches all other professions

Toward the end of his speech in front of organized labor this past Monday in Land Park , Jerry Brown related his story as a young teacher of catechism.

In 1958, he entered Sacred Heart Novitiate, a Jesuit seminary, intending to become a Catholic priest. Part of his education involved teaching in Oakland. (Paraphrasing) he said that he never had control of his class (it was uncontrollable) and he realized he wasn’t up to the task.

Brown ended his appearance by affirming a belief that teachers do the job that not many of us are able to do, and that right now teachers desperately need our support.

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September 9, 2010 at 11:24 am

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A student’s voice

The SCUSD Observer is pleased to announce the addition of Jordan Feri to our writing team. Feri is a sophomore at West Campus High School and he has served on his school’s Associated Student Body for the past two years as vice president and president of his class. Jordan is involved with the SCUSD Student Advisory Council and the California Association of Student Councils. Jordan is an avid supporter of student and teacher representation in the Sacramento City Unified School District.

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April 22, 2010 at 6:50 am

On the record

Today, we mark the beginning of our third year online. The SCUSD Observer is honored to introduce a company of education writers who are adopting this blog. These writers are interested in the truth, in sharing, in accountability and in remaining positive.

It’s time for some new voices that don’t only offer criticism of the mayor, the administration, the teachers, and the parents, but also offer solutions to our collective problem of no money and a broken-down system.

Our time has arrived. All of our public schools – the jewels of our city – belong to all of us. It is time to stop complaining, and to start helping. It is time to restore every neighborhood school to its neighborhood, no excuses.

You don’t need a newspaper or a blog to tell you what’s black and white.

Learn more about our blogging team. Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to reader comments.

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April 11, 2010 at 4:24 pm

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One Year…

Launched on Earth Day, 2008, this blog marks one year of existence today.

We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.
~Native American Proverb

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April 22, 2009 at 3:06 pm

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