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NinerDoug 07:08 AM 02-02-2021
I think I understand how she got to be a “former” university professor.

Crazy Bernie is privileged to be crazy. Ok.

https://nypost.com/2021/02/02/teache...lege-in-op-ed/

San Francisco teacher writes in op-ed: Bernie Sanders’ mittens a ‘lesson in white privilege

A San Francisco high school teacher wrote an Op-ed claiming Sen. Bernie Sanders “manifests privilege” for wearing his meme-evoking inauguration outfit.

Ingrid Seyer-Ochi, a former UC Berkeley professor, wrote in the San Francisco Chronicle that the Vermont senator’s choice of recycled wool mittens mittens was integrated into her class discussion on US diversity and discrimination.

Initially, on Inauguration Day, Seyer-Ochi said her class talked about the deeper meanings of the historic day — including “the vulnerability of democracy” and “the power of ritual” and gender.

Sanders, the teacher said, was not even on their radar until he became an instant internet sensation over his mittens and brown parka.

“I puzzled and fumed as an individual as I strove to be my best possible teacher. What did I see? What did I think my students should see?” Seyer-Ochi wrote.

“A wealthy, incredibly well-educated and -privileged white man, showing up for perhaps the most important ritual of the decade, in a puffy jacket and huge mittens.”

The senator, she said, “manifests privilege, white privilege, male privilege and class privilege, in ways that my students could see and feel.”

Seyer-Ochi said in the op-ed that many people without privilege would not be able to dress like Sanders did on such an occasion.

“I don’t know many poor, or working class, or female, or struggling-to-be-taken-seriously folk who would show up at the inauguration of our 46th president dressed like Bernie,” she said.

The op-ed left many people on social media scratching their heads.

“So Bernie represents the terrible privilege of the white & rich because he *reads article* didn’t wear expensive clothes,” one commenter on Twitter wrote.

“Apparently it is privilege to dress comfortably and NOT privilege to wear expensive designer clothing while the media talks about ensembles like it’s a red carpet event,” another Twitter user commented.

A third person on Twitter wrote: “The only ‘privilege’ I see right now is being able to publish a bad faith opinion piece in a newspaper with a paywall,” one commenter on Twitter wrote.
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mr. tegu 01:19 PM 02-22-2021
Originally Posted by eDave:
Insert "outline.com/" before the URL of the news link, my man.

Wow crazy!

And the article shows that school board is brimming with incompetence on a far more extensive scale than just renaming schools.
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vailpass 02:30 PM 02-22-2021
Originally Posted by eDave:
Insert "outline.com/" before the URL of the news link, my man.
Does this really work?
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eDave 02:33 PM 02-22-2021
Originally Posted by vailpass:
Does this really work?
The reviews are overwhelmingly positive.

But I can confirm that it does not work for AZCentral unless you paste the link into notepad, then add outline.com, then paste into a browser.
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vailpass 03:35 PM 02-22-2021
Originally Posted by eDave:
The reviews are overwhelmingly positive.

But I can confirm that it does not work for AZCentral unless you paste the link into notepad, then add outline.com, then paste into a browser.
Thanks man, good looking out :-)
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NinerDoug 05:19 PM 02-22-2021
Originally Posted by vailpass:
Does this really work?
I tried it on this particular site and it worked. Tried it later on a couple others and it didn't work. Seems like it may be hit or miss.
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mr. tegu 09:53 PM 02-23-2021
San Francisco schools at it again.

https://www.parents.com/news/school-...r-controversy/

Originally Posted by :
An entire San Francisco Bay Area school board just resigned after being caught criticizing parents during a virtual meeting they didn't realize was open to the public. Yikes.
By Melissa Mills

How to Encourage Fine Motor Skill Development
Members of the Oakley Union Elementary School District Board in California came under fire after a virtual board meeting on February 17. The problem? The board couldn't resist trash-talking parents—but didn't realize the meeting was being broadcast to the community.

During the public meeting, the San Francisco Bay Area school board members completely let loose when it came to their frustration with parents—making disparaging comments and even using profanity.

"Are we alone?" board member Kim Beede asks, not realizing the meeting was already open to the public, before lamenting about parents questioning the district about schools reopening for in-person learning. "B***h if you're going to call me out, I'm going to f**k you up."

The president of the school board, Lisa Brizendine, echoed Beede's annoyance at being targeted by parents demanding answers. "They forget that there's real people on the other side of those letters that they're writing," Brizendine responds. "It's really unfortunate that they want to pick on us because they want their babysitters back."

Another board member, Richie Masadas, took it one step further—implying parents simply wanted their kids back in school so they could smoke marijuana freely at home.

"I totally hear that, because my brother had a delivery service for medical marijuana, and the clientele were parents with their kids in school," Masadas says. "When you got your kids at home, no more smoking."

Shortly after, one board member realized they weren't actually having a private conversation. "Uh oh," Beede says. "We have the meeting open to the public right now."

Not only was the meeting not private but someone watching quickly began recording what was happening and uploaded it to YouTube, writing, "I only wish for our local public school to be run by better people."

Parents, whose children have been learning remotely for nearly a year due to the pandemic, were outraged—and rightly so. An online petition called for the board members to step down and even garnered support from the mayor of Oakley.

"Quite frankly, I am embarrassed for our community as this meeting has now gone both national internationally at a time when we are not only trying to stop the spread of the virus, but also try and safely reopen schools," Mayor Sue Higgins said in a statement. "I encourage the remaining board members to do the right thing and step down."

By Friday, all four board members—Brizendine, Beede, Masadas, and Erica Ippolito—had resigned.

"This was a difficult decision, but we hear the community's concerns, and we believe yielding to your request that we step down will allow the district to move forward," they said. "Please do not let our failure in judgment cast a shadow on the exceptional work that our teachers, administrators, and hard-working employees are doing for the students of this district. They deserve and will need your support as you move forward."

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