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Make Your May a Working Class Cinema May

Welcome to Labor History Month! In case you didn’t know, being aware of the role of labor and labor movements doesn’t end on May Day (or Labor Day). In 2012, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law the official distinction “to commemorate this month with appropriate educational exercises that make pupils aware of the role the labor movement has played in shaping California and the United States.” The link is chock-a-block with good ideas, but they don’t mention any movies.
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Autism

The Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales, Second Edition (Part 2 of 2)

Please see last week’s blog post for an explanation of what’s going on here. Then dive on in! This is the second and final installment. Adapting (start ages 1+) Changes easily from one at-home activity to another SOMETIMES Says “thank you” when given something NEVER Changes behavior depending on how well he or she knows another person (for example, acts differently with family member than with stranger, etc.) SOMETIMES Chews with mouth closed SOMETIMES Says “please” when asking for something NEVER
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Populism

Dear New York Times: Please Stop Saying “Both Parties”

Dear Frank Bruni, I’m a long-time reader writing to you for the first time. I have often loved your insightful coverage, and I thought your recent piece “No Way to Elect a President” was typically outstanding, an honest and bracing look at many of our election-cycle problems. In the past, you’ve warned that citizens shouldn’t blame the media for the Trump phenomenon; in this piece, you apportion blame to the media, though mostly the televised kind: you wag a finger
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