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Randy Turner is an eighth grade English teacher in Joplin, MO. Before that, he was a reporter for MO newspapers for 22 years. He has authored five books, including the newly-published 5:41: Stories from the Joplin Tornado.

Real Name: Randy Turner

Gender: Male

Location: Joplin, Missouri, United States

Occupation: teacher

Groups: Show Me Kos

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Twitter: rturner229

Diaries published: 140 (178 days since last diary on Tue Nov 25, 2014 at 04:50 AM PST)

Comments posted: 306 (178 days since last comment on Tue Nov 25, 2014 at 04:50 AM PST)

Diary frequency: often

Comment frequency: often

Total Recommends: 3357

Total Comment Ratings: 1199

Most Recommended Diary: Daily Kos diarist/teacher removed from classroom by police, 186 comments, 495 recommends

People Following rturner229: 22

rturner229's Most Recent Diaries:

Only a few hours have passed since Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch announced that a grand jury had found no probable cause to charge Darren Wilson, the police officer who shot and killed ...
by rturner229
Comment Count 2 comments on Tue Nov 25, 2014 at 04:50 AM PST with 2 Recommends
In case you hadn't heard, we had a tornado in Joplin May 22, 2011. It was the most horrific disaster to ever strike this city and it left a lasting impact even on those of us who were not directly ...
by rturner229
Comment Count 10 comments on Sun Nov 17, 2013 at 09:27 AM PST with 12 Recommends
Last year, during my 14th year as a classroom teacher, I made a little over $37,000. The campaign contributors for my Congressman in Missouri's seventh district, Republican Billy Long, may pay that ...
by rturner229
Comment Count 24 comments on Wed Jul 17, 2013 at 05:37 AM PDT with 97 Recommends
Considering everything that has happened to me over the past three months- losing my teaching job and being smeared in a public hearing by public school administrators, I would guess no one would ...
by rturner229
Comment Count 6 comments on Tue Jul 09, 2013 at 04:13 PM PDT with 5 Recommends
The system works. That I write these words may surprise those who are aware that my employer of the last 10 years, the Joplin R-8 Board of Education, voted 7-0 to terminate my contract earlier this ...
by rturner229
Comment Count 197 comments on Tue Jun 18, 2013 at 03:16 PM PDT with 206 Recommends
For the past three weeks, while my students have continued attending my classes and dealing with a substitute teacher, I have been sitting at home waiting for the hearing which may end my teaching ...
by rturner229
Comment Count 186 comments on Tue Apr 30, 2013 at 06:27 PM PDT with 495 Recommends

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