Duluth Public Schools
Official Web Page This is a link to the official web page for the Duluth
vs. Corridor Plan - Early in 2001 I proposed a
two-highschool plan which the school board ignored. This is a
comparison of my plan and the plan once favored but now, apparently,
scrapped by the School District.
Not Just Because - a column explaining why I think it would be
foolish to close either Chester Park or Grant School.
Administrative and Board
email Contacts for ISD 709
Before you write to the
Minnesota Department of Children, Families & Learning
CFL's page for Minnesota School District Comparisons
National Center for Education Statistics
(NCES) Home Page, a part of the U.S. Department of Education
Homework and Reference Page
Great places to find things for homework or whatever.
Wild About Mary
I was the chairman of Mary Cameron's 2001 Volunteer Committee. I wanted her back
on the School board. She won!
Excess Levy Website
News (Mostly Duluth related)
For five months in 1999 I rated every education article in the
Duluth print media to see if the news coverage was as negative as many teachers think. You
may check out my rating and view some of the stories. I'll be thinning these stories out
over time. I am also copying current news stories and making links to them elsewhere on
this web site.
School District Profiles My
impressions of people in the Duluth School District
Who Do da Voodoo? I do!
An explanation of a very peculiar story. (I have not yet linked
all the corresponding information to this site yet.)
Reform I wrote a college paper in 1971 about
what was to become known as the "Minnesota Miracle." Its early
evidence of my interest in this arcane subject matter. I found it recently and
reproduced it along with some comments.
possibly never to be completed "Who Won and Why."
Crisis in the Duluth
Schools Jan 2001 -
from Nov 2001 -
This is the successor to my School Board Diary
Welty Teacher, Three Strikes and You're Out (This page has not yet been created.
It was originally written on an Apple computer on a different word processing
system. I have heard that there is software available which will convert the text
from that system into Microsoft word. We shall see.) Prior to my
second unsuccessful run for the school board I sat down and began writing a history of my
disastrous attempts to become a teacher. When I realized such a memoir would do
little to help my election I shelved it. Still, my experiences are instructive and
it was satisfying to pound them out. Understanding my dismal teaching service is a
key to understanding what drives me as a school board member. After I publish these
reminiscences on the web I will begin the process of editing them so they will change as
time goes by.
Vice President Files DFT vice presidents often express themselves in
print. Here's a sampling
Cartoons Some even
drawn by me
that will astound you
If I were an
Edison Parent (under attack)
with a brief history of Edison, the Duluth School Board, and the
and just in case there
were any doubts about my having been a teacher and a teacher and a member of
the teacher's union.