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Book Review: The New English Class, by Alyssa Nucaro

Bryan Steele’s rich and exceptionally meaningful system of learning English in the 21st century classroom does not disappoint in his book, The New English Classroom. The book begins by displaying the importance of “wholeness,” “change,” and “process,” when learning how to write or when teaching students how to write. Steele’s knowledge of language theory and […]

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The New English Class

The New English Class

Steele smoothly explains complex theories in a way that appeals to students and is understandable through the use of his Lingua Galaxiae game. This type of learning demands a more advanced understanding of language than what is currently seen in English classrooms, but its aim is spot-on with current educational needs, as our communities continue to lack an adequate understanding of language skills.

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Epistemology, where art thou?

Endless war and the Sixth Extinction are the direct result of our failure to teach everything we know about language to high school students. Academia has been cranking out literary theory for the past century but little if any of these ideas have made it into the high school classroom. Specifically, we don’t teach students […]

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Reform is not the Answer to Police Shootings

Reform is not the Answer to Police Shootings

I’m a white man who reported on the murder of an unarmed deaf-mute black man by the Los Ageless Police Department (LAPD) in 1997. I was a reporter for the LA Weekly and assigned to cover the shooting. The victim, Kelvin Robinson, was a 33-year old deaf-mute father of 5. Witnesses say there was no […]

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