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School Re-Formed

The un-profession of teaching

Opinion For years after becoming a classroom teacher, I wondered if I was truly a professional. People said I was a professional, but I didn’t get paid all that much and, unlike my lawyer buddies, I never had time fo...

Tuesday, September 25, 2012 Seth Biderman

First Person

Where Are the Visionaries?

Opinion In 1996, with a gold Honda hatchback full of books and camping gear, I moved to New Mexico.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012 Laura Paskus

Hi, Desert

To Protect and Serve: Trust them, they’re police officers

Opinion It’s rush hour and it’s raining. I’m on my way to Trader Joes to forage for dinner when my car decides to slip into a coma (note to self: stop buying cars at places that sell über-crappy, budget jerry-ri...

Wednesday, September 12, 2012 Dani Katz

School Re-Formed

The business of school

Opinion It’ll be a few years before we know how well we’ve done in choosing Joel Boyd as our new school superintendent. Judging by the district he came from, and the people on his transition team, he seems to belon...

Wednesday, August 22, 2012 Seth Biderman

Return to Baseline

Have we lost our connection to nature?

Opinion It’s sacred coffee time on the patio, that time of day when silence is supposed to reign. I pay attention to the slow migration of the sun each day—it has begun rising each morning just a tiny bit further t...

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 Laura Paskus

Hi, Desert

Thursdays with Starseed: Seek and ye shall find…surprises.

Opinion I’m at the Aztec, which isn’t actually newsworthy, because I’m here every week—be it for the kale salad, the loose-leaf yerba mate or the free wi-fi (OK, and the free wi-fi). But I’m not here to mil...

Wednesday, August 8, 2012 Dani Katz

School Re-Formed: Best Way to Reform Santa Fe Public Schools

Opinion For this year's Best of Santa Fe issue, columnist Seth Biderman offers three of the best options for reforming Santa Fe Public Schools.

Friday, July 27, 2012 Seth Biderman

Downwind

Living with a nuclear neighbor

Opinion A few years ago, I stopped reporting on Los Alamos National Laboratory. I was no longer confident in my ability to remain objective when writing about the nuclear weapons facility. There’s no way I can preten...

Wednesday, July 18, 2012 Laura Paskus

Hi, Desert

Ukelele Club: I got my first real four-string…

Opinion Too old for Rock Camp. Too lame for Guitar Workshop. Not talented, invited or naked enough to join The Sticky. My chances of making music with others are looking imaginary, at best, which makes sense given that...

Wednesday, July 11, 2012 Dani Katz

The Home School

Imagine home-schooling—as a community

Opinion In the banter about how to improve education, you don’t hear much about homeschooling. Though it’s on the rise nationally, with three support groups in Santa Fe (including the Santa Fe Homeschool Associatio...

Wednesday, July 4, 2012 Seth Biderman
 
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