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Cell Phones: Haidt Book

“It’s what the research shows.” I heard those words a lot during my 30 years as a Fresno Unified School District teacher. Sometimes they popped up at monthly faculty meetings or during day-long [...] Continue Reading

FUSD Needs Updated Cell Phone Policy

In late January, the Fresno Bee ran an article titled “Fresno Unified’s Phone Policy Is 20 Years Old. Teachers Say They Can’t Teach, Need Support.” In the article, some Fresno Unified School [...] Continue Reading

Historic Strike at Fresno State

Faculty members at Fresno State and throughout the California State University (CSU) system went on strike to call attention to stalled negotiations. The California Faculty Association (CFA) has been [...] Continue Reading

Getting to Know a School Board Candidate

(Author’s note: Dan Bordona has announced his candidacy for a school board seat in the November 2024 election. The author worked as a teacher at Edison High School when Bordona was also there—first as [...] Continue Reading

Evaluating an Averted Strike

During the author’s 30-year stint as a Fresno Unified School District (FUSD) instructor, teachers were encouraged to appropriate the so-called cycle of teaching in regular educational practice. The [...] Continue Reading


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