Author Archives: Jennifer Thomas

A State of Acrimony

Recently, the San Jose Mercury News blamed “acrimony” for the Evergreen Teachers Association’s recent discussion with its members on the potential for calling a strike. While the relationship between the …
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Stand Corrected

My Dear Colleagues, Today is California’s Day of the Teacher, a celebration of everything that you do and everything that you mean to the thousands of lives that you have …
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Normal

Jason Collins, a free agent for the NBA, publicly declared today that he is gay and, as a teacher, I am grateful. I thought all day today about the students …
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The Revolution Will Not Be Televised

Recently, I had an opportunity to appear on NBC Bay Area’s show,  Class Action, a local take on issues of national importance in public education. I’ve appeared on the show …
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#WhatCounts

My friend Kelly teaches a class called “Chemistry in the Community”. Today, Kelly taught a very successful lab plating pennies with other metals. It’s all very scientific, and the students …
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