1. Another student just poofed. New in January, now gone again…wow.
2. One student was moved to another class due to issues with another classmate.
3. And I saved the best for last….I had this little guy that came in about a week ago. Clueless. I mean like…not asking any questions, acting like he doesn’t understand ANYTHING. I called and asked his mom about it…she’s like well he doesn’t understand the dialect…excuse me I still speak English he understands me…..ANYWAYS so yesterday we gave the DIBELS. He didn’t even have one question done, just one attempted with zeros everyone for 42 plus 44. I was like OMG and called him up. He said they were counters…then I was SUPER confused cause that’s like…well my third graders have used counters but not for something like that. Today, the counselor comes and pulls him and I’m like uhhhh what’s up. So the counselor says well…he’s a SECOND GRADER. I swear I pretty much yelled EVERYTHING MAKES SENSE. Counselor said the mom filled out on the forms he was third, but the child said, “Oh well my mom wants me to be in third, but I’m supposed to be in second”.
Can’t get over that last one. No wonder the poor guy was so confused and clueless all week.
Third parties have rarely posed much of a threat to the
dominant two parties in America. So how did the People’s Party win the U.S.
presidency and a majority of both houses of Congress in 2020?
It started four years before, with the election
As you remember, Donald Trump didn’t have
enough delegates to become the Republican candidate, so the GOP convention that
summer was “brokered” – which meant the Party establishment took control, and nominated
the Speaker of the House, Paul Ryan.
Trump tried to incite riots but his “I deserve
to be president because I’m the best person in the world!” speech incited
universal scorn instead, and he slunk off the national stage (his last words,
shouted as he got into his stretch limousine, were “Fu*ck you, America!”)
On the Democratic side, despite a large surge
of votes for Bernie Sanders in the final months of the primaries, Hillary
Clinton’s stable of wealthy donors and superdelegates put her over the top.
Both Republican and Democratic political
establishments breathed palpable sighs of relief, and congratulated themselves
on remaining in control of the nation’s politics.
They attributed Trump’s rise to his fanning of bigotry
and xenophobia, and Sanders’s popularity to his fueling of left-wing extremism.
They conveniently ignored the deeper anger in
both camps about the arbitrariness and unfairness of the economy, and about a
political system rigged in favor of the rich and privileged.
And they shut their eyes to the
anti-establishment fury that had welled up among independents, young people,
poor and middle-class Democrats, and white working-class Republicans.
So they went back to doing what they had been doing
before. Establishment Republicans reverted to their old blather about the
virtues of the “free market,” and establishment Democrats returned to their
perennial call for “incremental reform.”
And Wall Street, big corporations, and a
handful of billionaires resumed pulling the strings of both parties to make sure regulatory agencies didn’t have enough staff to enforce rules, and to pass the Trans Pacific Partnership.
Establishment politicians also arranged to reduce taxes on big corporations and simultaneously increase federal subsidies to them, expand tax loopholes for the wealthy, and cut Social Security and Medicare to pay for it all. (“Sadly,
we have no choice,” said the new President, who had staffed the White House and
Treasury with Wall Streeters and corporate lobbyists, and filled boards and
commissions with corporate executives).
Meanwhile, most Americans continued to lose ground.
Even before the recession of 2018, most
families were earning less than they’d earned in 2000, adjusted for inflation. Businesses
continued to shift most employees off their payrolls and into “on demand”
contracts so workers had no idea what they’d be earning from week to week. And
the ranks of the working poor continued to swell.
At the same time, CEO pay packages grew even larger,
Wall Street bonus pools got fatter, and a record number of billionaires were becoming
Then, of course, came the recession, along with
bank losses requiring another round of bailouts. The Treasury Secretary, a
former managing director of Morgan Stanley, expressed shock and outrage, explaining
the nation had no choice and vowing to “get tough” on the banks once the crisis
Politics abhors a vacuum. In 2019, the People’s
Party filled it.
Its platform called for getting big money out
of politics, ending “crony capitalism,” abolishing corporate welfare, stopping the
revolving door between government and the private sector, and busting up the
big Wall Street banks and corporate monopolies.
The People’s Party also pledged to revoke the
Trans Pacific Partnership, hike taxes on the rich to pay for a wage subsidy (a
vastly expanded Earned Income Tax Credit) for everyone earning below the
median, and raise taxes on corporations that outsource jobs abroad or pay their
executives more than 100 times the pay of typical Americans.
Americans rallied to the cause. Millions who called themselves
conservatives and Tea Partiers joined with millions who called themselves
liberals and progressives against a political establishment
that had shown itself incapable of hearing what they had been demanding for
honestly I love diana prince because she’s singlehandedly one of the greatest warriors of all time, has fought against monsters and entities that others could only DREAM of beating, and has thousands of years of knowledge and wisdom and yet,,,,,,,,,,,she doesn’t know how to use a revolving door,,,,,,,,,,i love it