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Monthly Archives: November 2009

Church and State

November 29, 2009 - In the last few months, on the national and local stages, a debate of profound importance for the shape of our society has emerged at the intersection of religion and politics.  The debate is about the influence of sacred moral… Continue reading
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A Season of Gratitude

November 25, 2009 - cookedturkey Americans are funny creatures.  We have this day that’s about gratitude.  So, we hop in our cars and drive for hours, fret about stuffing and yams, eat too much, watch football, worry about Uncle Joe’s increasingly strange behavior, avoid fights… Continue reading
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Stuck on 18%

November 21, 2009 - I go to lots of meetings with people who hold institutional leadership positions like mine — university presidents, corporate ceo’s, members of boards of directors, top-level executives and entrepreneurs.   It’s obvious, observing these rooms, that women remain a distinct minority… Continue reading
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Another Empty Desk

November 16, 2009 - Desk Oscar Fuentes won’t be in class today.   Who will notice? One more child is dead in D.C., gunned down through the door of his own home.   Who is paying attention?   The Redskins won, so all’s right with the world, right? … Continue reading
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Culture of Recrimination

November 12, 2009 - We have become a nation of anger junkies.  If we’re not mad — no, outraged — at someone or something this minute, wait another minute and we’ll find some cause to stoke the flames of rage.  We don’t have reasoned… Continue reading
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Who Will Teach? Faculty Voices Once More

November 11, 2009 - In the final installment of this series of reflections on the state of teacher education,… I am lifting up just a few more comments from faculty — all comments are posted to the “comments” part of this blog on prior Continue reading
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Who Will Teach? Student Voices

November 7, 2009 - Many great comments continue to come in on my original blog in this series Who Will Teach? Students in Early Childhood Education offer these thoughts on the discussion: Makai Kellogg… writes: “Yesterday after leaving my preschool to go to Trinity Continue reading
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Who Will Teach? More Faculty Voices

November 5, 2009 - Yesterday, I met with the School of Education Faculty to discuss the current situation with school reform…, teacher education, and ways in which Trinity might take a more prominent role in contributing to new models for educational success in Continue reading
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Who Will Teach? Faculty Respond

November 4, 2009 - The faculty in Trinity’s School of Education have responded collectively and individually to my previous blog on the state of teacher education and Secretary Duncan’s remarks.   While they posted their response on the “comments” section of the last blog, … Continue reading
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Who Will Teach?

November 1, 2009 - Secretary of Education Arne Duncan gave a provocative address… on the future of teacher education when he appeared at Columbia Teachers College on October 22.   Everyone involved in Trinity’s School of Education — all faculty and students here, our graduates Continue reading
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Patricia A. McGuire, President, Trinity, 125 Michigan Ave. NE, Washington, DC 20017
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