Emily Connor 
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Re: “Charleston quartet Southern Femisphere to release their debut disc

Lololol. Yes, you are wrong; good thing you qualified that statement. "Femisphere" is definitely spelled "Femisphere." :D

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Posted by Emily Connor on June 26, 2013 at 10:45 AM

Re: “Principals still in at Burke and North Charleston high schools

Principals like Robert Grimm of NCHS and Andrew Halevi of Clark Academy, give me a lot of reason to hope for schools that are "At-Risk" in Charleston County. Through their invariable responsiveness and attention to my voice as a teacher in their schools, principals like Grimm and Halevi demonstrate an utmost, perennial care for their staff and students alike.

What's more, it seems an outrageously egregious oversight (undersight?) to conceive of standardized test scores as the singular touchstone of success in the work of the principals at Title 1 schools in Charleston. It is infuriating and invective-provoking to visit Elizabeth Moffly's website (http://www.votemoffly.com/about_elizabeth.…) only to see a photograph of primarily white students as her banner for what education in Charleston looks like -- or should look like? These photographed students are not the students of North Charleston High School, and this symbolic image leads me to believe in her lack of care for my students at NCHS and in her naivete as a CCSD board member. Moffly's lack of care and naivete are only highlighted when she says things like, let's wait and see their standardized test scores. Let's be real about what is at stake here: that the lynchpin of the "achievement gap" as seen in standardized testing is an issue of class, of income status, that, yes, "failing" public schools do perpetuate poverty and their concomitant continuance in failure, but, also, that taking away some of my students most love-filled, hard-working, stalwart, and powerful advocates, viz. the likes of Grimm and Halevi, is absolutely to the detriment of students at North Charleston High School.

I am so proud to work for principals and schools like these.

--Emily Connor

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Posted by Emily Connor on July 26, 2012 at 1:04 PM
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