Category Archives: Education

Industry and Higher Education

An excerpt my memoir Morgantown to San Francisco: As Foreign Student Advisor, I was on the Student Affairs Staff. It was announced at one of our   staff meetings that the speaking engagement of Timothy Leary, LSD guru, was cancelled. Miss … Continue reading

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Industry Infiltrating Education K-12

The Science Coordinator at the WV Department of Education is pushing this– Dominion is currently accepting on-line grant applications to encourage the development of new programs to strengthen math and/or science education in Kindergarten through grade 12 through the study … Continue reading

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Coal Industry Infiltrating Education with Propaganda

Below is a reaction to our presentation at Scott High School on March 26. KK Matthews is the brave teacher who invited us. You can send him some encouraging words at kerry.k.matthews@gmail.com Maria Gunnoe is the OVEC organizer who lives … Continue reading

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Teacher Evaluations are Upside Down

My Charleston Gazette op-ed is included in my hope to soon publish  The Soviet Union and Lincoln County USA: In the evaluation of any product, the user says how good it is. The customer evaluates the product and decides whether to … Continue reading

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Social Promotions

My op-ed in the Charleston Gazette, Sunday May 13, 2012   Aww that Perry Mann he is a good one. A smile sweeps through my mind when I see that he has another Gazette op-ed. His latest entitled “So Much … Continue reading

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Andy McClure’s Phys Ed Class

A rough draft excerpt from my work in progress The Soviet Union and Lincoln County USA. Jeff decided in the ninth grade to drop out of all organized sports at Duval. I hated to see him quit. I told him … Continue reading

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Long Hair

Excerpt from memoir to come: The Soviet Union and Lincoln County USA My first run-in with the Board of Education was over the all-important issue of hair length. It was my first semester teaching at Duval. It was track season and the … Continue reading

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Get Industry Out of Higher Education

I got my ENGINEERINGWV magazine which I usually throw away but this time the headline for a story talked to me. “DRILLING FOR ANSWERS: Marcellus Shale 101′ was beside a young gas company employee in a logo shirt taking serious … Continue reading

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Big Coal Brainwashes West Virginia Students

Throughout America there is an intrusion of industry into environmental education in public schools. Corporations spend millions of dollars on attractively presented lesson plans, videos, coloring books and other materials to offer their version of clear cutting, gas and oil … Continue reading

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Teacher Evaluation

Charleston Gazette Op-ed March 2, 2012 My memories of an upside down evaluation system were stirred by reading in the Gazette of Governor Earl Tomblin’s proposed legislation on the evaluation of teachers and principals In the evaluation of any product, … Continue reading

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