- Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
- February 07
- A social studies teacher on Milwaukee's North Shore
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- “I have a number of
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what you do with this
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John D. Jacobson's Links
A short while ago I finished a meeting with Minority Whip Hoyer who confirmed for me that our caucus is fully and completely intact on a matter of grave national importance.
As you know, my colleague and friend from the great state of Ohio,… Read full post »
There's nothing like the feeling of relief that comes with knowing you no longer have to worry about a murderer prowling about your neighborhood. At least that's the take from where I live in Milwaukee, far from marathon bombers, remotely sane spring weather, and any bar Babe Ruth might have fr/… Read full post »
During his acceptance speech on that wonderful Chicago night in November, 2008, Barack Obama said, "It's been a long time coming." I remember experiencing the good chill, the special hybrid of adrenaline rush and pride, like a six pack of 5 Hour Energy infused into your left aorta in a nanosecond.… Read full post »
Just a quick drop-in to bring some attention to the piece in today’s New York Times.
Expect more of this type of thing in the coming years. To suggest you’re looking at anything other than an inevitable trend is to conjure up some sort of never-before-seen prediction… Read full post »
Discourse on certain issues can be unpleasant.
We sure know this to be the case now that we’ve been treated to three painful exercises in what passes for political discourse. But, as has been stated on so many occasions, all that moderated business we just/… Read full post »
It really sucks being a high school social studies teacher in Wisconsin because now it's scary to have engaging conversations with students about current events issues because current events issues can sometimes be controversial and controversial current events issues can maybe, possibly, affect your… Read full post »
Here's a question. What would be the more responsible course for a high school civics teacher to take?
Option 1: Encourage my 16-18 year old students to watch the Obama/Romney debate.
Option 2: Assuming it would take my students approximately the same amount of time,… Read full post »
There's a medium sized town in Wisconsin home to a boy named Tim. Calling Tim a "boy" might be a stretch since, at only seventeen, he moves about in what's clearly a man's body. He's six and a half feet tall; a mean, lean two hundred and thirty pounds; and fully/… Read full post »
Heading into my 23rd year as a public school teacher in the state of Wisconsin I’ve noticed something new. All sorts of people are welcoming me to the real world. Only a few of them flip me off when doing so, and the others remind me a little of Chad from… Read full post »
Before I begin, just in case Mr. Damon or his agent see this, and because I do have a shitty salary, and because I'm promising . . . no matter what . . . to keep teaching . . . even if this works (I'm serious. No way am I leaving… Read full post »
This ends now.
I know what anger feels like, and, to be sure, I'm angry. I don't know that I've ever truly negotiated genuine depression, but this has to be it, or at least a version of it. Perhaps the two, anger and… Read full post »
I teach on Milwaukee's North Shore at Shorewood High School, bygone stomping grounds of the late Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist, the late Clinton Defense Secretary Les Aspin, and the still living Zucker Brothers . . . to name a few. It's a good school, one of the best i… Read full post »