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Occupy Movement Takes On Elementary School Closures

If there was ever a more certain need for the work of the CLE, the People's School For Public Education would seem to fit the bill! Now is the time, education belongs to all of us and our communities not the patriarchal system that functions to reinforce conformity and assimilation. As we prepare for Montana, we should keep in mind the PSPE (asking: what took y'all so long?) and think of how we create spaces for authentic learning, dialogue, care and community. Check the link… Continue

Added by Lee Francis on June 21, 2012 at 8:09am — No Comments

LIVE BLOGGING FROM THE CENTRAL TEXAS CLE - PART 3

FINAL EDITION

And it's all over but the shouting!

What an amazing event!  Sorry for not getting back to blogging yesterday, was tied up with all the amazing travel and experiences.  Sometimes you have to take off your writers hat and settle down as a participant.

So here we are: Sunday morning.  Seeing people back to the airport, saying goodbye, planning for the next one.

Yesterday, we had some incredible site visits in San Marcos and Austin.  Folks got the chance…

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Added by Lee Francis on January 8, 2012 at 10:20am — No Comments

LIVE BLOGGING FROM THE CENTRAL TEXAS CLE - Part 2

Day Two

Begins with a breakfast taco and set up for the day.  

Last night we had an amazing evening and it was great to see everyone talking and connecting even after the event.  A few teams hit the town, some headed back to the hotel.  Our local team closed up shop and debriefed about the day.

Sunrise this morning was excellent and I am anticipating a beautiful day to continue the work.

This morning we outlined the process and set the space.  Dale and Monica…

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Added by Lee Francis on January 6, 2012 at 10:47am — 1 Comment

LIVE BLOGGING FROM THE CENTRAL TEXAS CLE

Night One

 

Here we are.  An amazingly beautiful evening in San Marcos, Texas.  Right on the main square.

 

After several months of planning and one hectic afternoon, we kick off the Central Texas CLE with a wonderful group of people from all across the country.  This gathering we are representing 14 different sites and over 65 people.  Some old friends, some new faces.  Everyone here to experience and learn from one another.

 

That is what we must…

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Added by Lee Francis on January 5, 2012 at 6:21pm — No Comments

At Last: The Good Story Poem

Howdy All, so it's been forever and a day and I have been sitting on this poem and continually forgetting to post this.  From our gathering in Utah in October, the poem - A Good Story.  Thanks to all of you for your patience! :)

 

A GOOD STORY

by Lee Francis IV

 

 

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It is the story of stories

the poem, the song

the wisdom of family…

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Added by Lee Francis on March 24, 2011 at 12:21pm — 3 Comments

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