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It's like Thomas Friedman's own paper is trolling him. The reason the Times doesn't fact check the op-eds is because if they did, he'd have nothing to write about. Check out the lede in his column v. a Times story on new polling that disproves his core argument. #pairedtexts
Friedman claims voters are shocked by how far left the Democratic proposals are. Voters, in reality, embrace them. They're concerned that they won't play well politically. The messaging has to focus not only on how the policies will work, but that they are indeed popular.
The dysfunction of politics in general and Trump in specific have made people believe that change isn't possible, even though a majority embrace change. Thomas Friedman's argument is flat wrong that those policies are alienating voters.
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Day 1 of summer school down. We’re reading Wilson’s FENCES. Our first paired text was Morrison's “Recitatif.” Tomorrow, it’s the “Bona and Paul” Excerpt from Jean Toomer’s CANE. #pairedtexts #engchat #litchat
Day 2 included a close reading of “Bona and Paul,” followed by theme statements for the story, and a gender-flipped reading of Act One Scene One of FENCES. Two girls read the parts of Troy and Bono and there was much engagement and laughter.
Preliminary Notes from Day 3:

Student to me: Did you pick FENCES or did they tell you to teach it?
Me: No, I picked it. I love teaching it.
Him: You picked a good one.

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