A Song by Tom Chapin

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Here is a song by Tom Chapin that fits my beliefs pretty well.

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2 Responses to “A Song by Tom Chapin”

  1. ALMA TINSLEY WHALEN Says:

    MY UNCLE IS ALAN TINSLEY A DR. OF EDUCATION IN THE YAKIMA VALLEY. ALL THIS SIDE OF THE FAMILY HAS RETIRED AT AGE 55 AS THE EDUCATIONS OF THEIR COMMUNITY HAS NOT BEEN FAVABLE. MY COUSIN LORRIANE HAS HAD SPECIAL ED CHILDREN MAIN STREAED INTO HER CLASS AND HAS CHOSEN TO GO TO ANOTHER SCHOOL WITH MORE LOW INCOME CHILDREN. SHE FEELS SHE WAS NOT TRAINED FOR SPECIAL ED AND SO SHE QUIT! THE SYSTEM HERE IN PORTLAND IS THE SAME, MANY GREAT TEACHERS ARE LEAVING THE SYSTEM AND ANY ONE WHO CAN AFFORD IT SEEMS TO GOING TO PRIVATE.
    I TEACH NURSING PART TIME AT A COMMUNITY COLLEGE AND OUR ESL STUDENTS HAVE MORE RESPECT FOR TEACHERS THEN MOST OF OUR STUDENTS. BOTH MY DAUGHTER ARE RN’S AT OHSU, SISTER TEACHES NURSING! WHAT DID WE DO DIFFERENT! WELL IT IS CALL PARENT ENVOLMENT! I GOLF WITH SEVERAL RETIRED ADMINISTRATORS SANDY THOMPSON FROM WASHINGTON STATE CAROL SMITH FROM PORTLAND, BOTH HAVE RETIRED AT 55 . WHAT SHOULD THE EDUCATION SYSTEM DO? HERE IN OREGON MORE STUDENTS IN A CLASS WHO DO NOT SPEAK ENGLISH! RUSSIANN AND SEVERAL OTHER I HEARD AROUND 7 ARE DIFFERENT ONE. I HAVE SOME REALLY SMART STUDENTS WANTING TO GO INTO NURSING BUT NO TIME TO HELP THEM UNDERSTAND HOW THEY NEED TO COMMUNICATE BETTER THRU SPEECH! WHEN DO YOU RETIRE?

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