Category Archives: politics

Why we’re staying

June 23, 2017 This has been a bittersweet time as my 28 years of teaching physics at Bartlesville High School has drawn to a close. In July I’ll being working at the district’s Education Service Center, overseeing its technology and communications efforts. … Continue reading

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Those crazy babies

Columnist Dana Milbank struck a chord for me with his recent post about Baby Boomers vs. Generation X. While generational stereotypes are overly simplistic, they do provide an interesting lens through which to focus on our national tale of political … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Schools

September 6, 2014 In September 2014 a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper in Oklahoma City highlighted both the high school I graduated from and the one I’ve taught at for 25 years. The context was an article about the number of … Continue reading

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Oklahoma is number one – in public school funding cuts!

September 12, 2013 Oklahoma is number one! IN PUBLIC SCHOOL FUNDING CUTS. Oklahoma voters are to blame. They elected a governor and legislators who have repeatedly cut income taxes even amidst the Great Recession, starving our schools. When are parents going … Continue reading

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THANK YOU, Bartlesville

SEPTEMBER 10, 2013 UPDATE: The bond issue passed overwhelmingly by 76% to 24%! Thank you to the many community leaders and volunteers who pulled together to make this happen, and thanks most of all to the voters who turned out … Continue reading

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The November 2012 Election

October 27, 2017 I’m not posting this to tell you how to vote in a couple of weeks, but I will share how I’ll be voting and some of the links are interesting ways to find out more about the … Continue reading

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I’m Voting YES on June 26

June 6, 2012 I’m planning to be in town on Tuesday, June 26 so that I can vote YES on the city’s four bond issue propositions. The five-year $15 million bond issue keeps the city’s portion of our property tax … Continue reading

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