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P. L. Thomas, Associate Professor of Education (Furman University), taught high school English in rural SC and is a column editor for English Journal and series editor for Critical Literacy Teaching Series: Challenging Authors and Genres (Sense).

Real Name: Paul Thomas

DOB: 01/26/1961

Occupation: professor/writer

Groups: Education Alternatives

Hobbies: cycling

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Twitter: plthomasEdD

Diaries published: 173 (619 days since last diary on Tue Sep 17, 2013 at 06:09 AM PDT)

Comments posted: 430 (619 days since last comment on Tue Sep 17, 2013 at 06:09 AM PDT)

Diary frequency: frequent

Comment frequency: frequent

Total Recommends: 1811

Total Comment Ratings: 0

Most Recommended Diary: The Corrosive Power of Stereotypes in Politics and Education, 31 comments, 80 recommends

People Following plthomasEdD: 68

plthomasEdD's Most Recent Diaries:

When faced with the many competing narratives of the religions of the world, comparative myth/religion scholar Joseph Campbell explained to Bill Moyers that Campbell did not reject religion, as ...
by plthomasEdD
Comment Count 6 comments on Tue Sep 17, 2013 at 06:09 AM PDT with 10 Recommends
Since I am quick to criticize the media for its role in the failures of the current education reform movement—such as PBS , The Charleston Post and Courier , and Education Week —I must also ...
by plthomasEdD
Comment Count 3 comments on Wed Aug 21, 2013 at 11:11 AM PDT with 7 Recommends
Billy Pilgrim becomes unstuck in time in Kurt Vonnegut 's Slaughterhouse-Five . Billy's experience introduces readers to Tralfamadorians: The creatures were friendly, and they could see in four ...
by plthomasEdD
Comment Count 9 comments on Fri Jun 28, 2013 at 04:43 AM PDT with 10 Recommends
Some things are simply too complicated for public public consumption. Rankings are one such example. By their nature, rankings often send messages that are deeply distorted, but we persist in ...
by plthomasEdD
Comment Count 3 comments on Fri Jun 21, 2013 at 05:14 AM PDT with 4 Recommends
I hate even to acknowledge John Merrow's most recent venture into not having a clue, but his attempt at humor is yet more evidence that the evidence doesn't matter: The Common Core and the End of ...
by plthomasEdD
Comment Count 2 comments on Sun Jun 16, 2013 at 04:13 AM PDT with 2 Recommends
Emma Brown in The Washington Post offers an important window into school reform occurring ( ad infinitum ) in Washington DC: D.C. Council member David A. Catania plans to announce wide-ranging ...
by plthomasEdD
Comment Count 2 comments on Fri Jun 07, 2013 at 05:15 AM PDT with 5 Recommends

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