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I am a father, teacher, liberal, union member, and I'm mad as hell.

Diaries published: 6 (2620 days since last diary on Sat Mar 22, 2008 at 09:42 AM PDT)

Comments posted: 99 (2606 days since last comment on Fri Apr 04, 2008 at 07:30 PM PDT)

Diary frequency: seldom

Comment frequency: often

Total Recommends: 85

Total Comment Ratings: 389

Most Recommended Diary: Why I am a liberal, 42 comments, 36 recommends

People Following jrbuckley: 0

jrbuckley's Most Recent Diaries:

As I browse through the blogs and various sites I normally visit in the morning and the horrible cable news shows I find my self watching I keep reading and hearing reactions to ...
by jrbuckley
Comment Count 50 comments on Sat Mar 22, 2008 at 09:42 AM PDT with 1 Recommend
Well I have put off writing another diary for quite a while. I debated a plethora of candidate diaries, but I have decided to stay above the fray (or below if you prefer). So I am finally back, ...
by jrbuckley
Comment Count 8 comments on Thu Mar 06, 2008 at 04:06 PM PST with 4 Recommends
As a teacher I often ask myself this question. As requirements for schools go up along with the costs of educating students the funding seems to go down. NCLB is supposed to be funded at about $39 ...
by jrbuckley
Comment Count 42 comments on Sat Oct 06, 2007 at 01:56 PM PDT with 20 Recommends
This week has been an eye opener for me. I know that our students are dealing with more than just homework and after school jobs when they leave the school yard but I guess I didn't realize how much.
by jrbuckley
Comment Count 24 comments on Sat Sep 15, 2007 at 04:32 PM PDT with 15 Recommends
Recently a story ran in the Arizona Republic that derided teachers in AZ for the problems facing our English Language Learning students. This story makes an easy target out of teachers without ...
by jrbuckley
Comment Count 14 comments on Sun Sep 09, 2007 at 10:08 PM PDT with 9 Recommends
This is my first diary entry here on Daily Kos. I thought I would use it to introduce myself and discuss why I am a liberal. First, let me introduce myself. I am a 25 year old history teacher. ...
by jrbuckley
Comment Count 42 comments on Tue Sep 04, 2007 at 10:34 PM PDT with 36 Recommends

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