NDSC Calls For Community Action on #UnacceptableExample

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When I started talking about #UnacceptableExample, I wasn’t sure what results to expect.  As word spread and parents responded, it became clear that change would be necessary.  Lily Eskelsen García would HAVE to respond to this level of criticism.  Eventually, she did respond. She offered an apology.  Some accepted and moved on. Some doubted her sincerity. … Continue reading

Frustration Sets In – or – Focusing On The Bigger Picture and Lessons From The Sixties

From the archive: Originally posted 4/23/13 As we move forward in the pursuit of justice, what can we learn from the experiences of civil rights activists from the sixties? What Are Civil Rights? First of all, let’s look at the definition of civil rights from Cornell University Law School: A civil right is an enforceable … Continue reading

2 Cent Tuesday – Special Olympics

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This week, my Twitter feed was loaded with photos and comments on the 2014 USA Special Olympics games. We raise the Special Olympics flag for everyone who dares to dream, all the world to see #2014USAGames @SONYinfo pic.twitter.com/DOqJ5QKYkA — Onolee Stephan (@onolee_s) June 15, 2014   It got me thinking about how there are two … Continue reading


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