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Ms Citizen's Profile

I'm a 40-something wife and mother, We live in the east bay of San Francisco. Life doesn't always live up to the dream, though. I'm a member of the 99 percent, an educational advocate, and a progressive independent. I work as a part-time professor.

Diaries published: 18 (1130 days since last diary on Mon Apr 23, 2012 at 01:22 PM PDT)

Comments posted: 1432 (353 days since last comment on Mon Jun 09, 2014 at 08:40 AM PDT)

Diary frequency: seldom

Comment frequency: frequent

Total Recommends: 256

Total Comment Ratings: 2206

Most Recommended Diary: Imagine kindergarten class sizes increasing by 50 percent, 28 comments, 23 recommends

People Following Ms Citizen: 10

Ms Citizen's Most Recent Diaries:

"The only way real change happens in America is if large numbers of people outside of Washington are mobilized and organized and energized to make it happen. To demand it happen! And to keep on ...
by Ms Citizen
Comment Count 36 comments on Mon Apr 23, 2012 at 01:22 PM PDT with 20 Recommends
The New York Times has a very thorough article about the shooting of Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman that was published yesterday. Trayvon Martin Shooting Prompts a Review of Ideals: Race, ...
by Ms Citizen
Comment Count 4 comments on Mon Apr 02, 2012 at 11:12 AM PDT with 5 Recommends
A statewide effort is underway in California to halt and reverse the declining funding for California’s public schools over the past five years. As a parent, I am supporting that effort, which is ...
by Ms Citizen
Comment Count 15 comments on Fri Feb 24, 2012 at 11:19 AM PST with 1 Recommend
California's proposition 25 changes the requirement for budget approval by the state assembly and state senate. Instead of a two-thirds majority, only 50%+1 of state senators and representatives ...
by Ms Citizen
Comment Count 16 comments on Wed Nov 03, 2010 at 11:17 AM PDT with 12 Recommends
Now I'm really steamed. The parcel tax to provide supplemental funds for our local schools "failed." 62 percent of those voting cast a ballot in favor of the measure. But 67% have to approve it in ...
by Ms Citizen
Comment Count 27 comments on Thu Jun 04, 2009 at 06:25 AM PDT with 13 Recommends
In Linda Darling-Hammond's 1999 book, *The Right to Learn: A Blueprint for Creating Schools that Work*, chapter 4 begins as follows: Whatever our twentieth-century education system has ...
by Ms Citizen
Comment Count 107 comments on Sun Apr 12, 2009 at 08:54 AM PDT with 10 Recommends

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