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  •  Thanks, Dave (1+ / 0-)
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    I've been wracking my brain for the past week about how I teach a unit on the Okies and fundamentalism in the San Joaquin Valley, and you've just given me my first few slides!

    -7.75, -8.10; . . . Columbine, Tucson, Aurora, Sandy Hook, Boston (h/t Charles Pierce)

    by Dave in Northridge on Sun May 12, 2013 at 12:46:53 PM PDT

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      aw shucks bro - happy to oblige.

      American history - even though in comparison you guys have little of it to study compared to my own green and pleasant's - is a wonderfully rich tapestry.

      Unfortunately if you don't include the bad stuff, there's nothing to make the outstanding progress stuff look so good.

      I dont understand these rosy specs GOP/Bartonist Exceptionalist types at all. Admitting faults and failures is a good way to demonstrate progress and achievements that come later IMHO.

      Good luck mate, and hope the students accept the good with the bad.

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