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Ebonics

Pam Gill  1997  Published in: Technocracy Digest, 2nd quarter 1997, No. 324  The question of Ebonics has been trashed all over the electronic and printed media. This subject from a Technocratic perspective, which the media avoids covering, addresses the subject in a different light. The author is an English teacher in an inner-city school in San […]

A Teacher In The Trenches

Pamela Gill  1997  Published in: Technocracy Digest, 4th quarter 1997, No. 326  There was an article in the San Francisco Chronicle, May 26, 1997, by Jonathan Marshall, entitled Beyond the Bruises; The Cost of School Violence, who reported that a study finds higher dropout rates and pay for teachers. Marshall reported that “In a 1994 Gallup […]

Urban and Rural Schools Face the same Problems

Pam Gill  1997  Published in: Technocracy Digest, 1st quarter 1997, No. 323  Compulsory education in the United States arose to fit the requirements of the industrial age. The demands of this age differed from those of the primitive, agrarian age that existed at the birth of our nation. Bells in past ages were used by churches […]

A Day in the Life of a Teacher

Pam Edwards  1996 Published in: The Northwest Technocrat, 3rd quarter 1996, No. 344   In a recent science fiction movie, TWELVE MONKEYS, the hero is forced to live physically underground because the surface of the earth is too contaminated, and he is trapped in a totalitarian society in which the vast majority of humans have already died […]