Memoirs of a textbook salesman

Because the textbook publisher where I worked for more than 30 years is closing its doors, I can now feel free to pen some of my "personally educating moments" while in educational sales. Make no mistake, there are many dedicated people at Chicago Public Schools and, over the years, I got to meet many of them.  So if you are hoping for an earth shattering exposé about systematic CPS corruption you are going to be disappointed. Instead, my memoirs (this is the fifth) are a record of some of my more enlightening personal experiences with CPS and are written from my conservative perspective.  I view them to be a compilation of, to steal an educational phrase, teachable moments - and that is why I am sharing them. Back when I went to school just outside of Chicago in the 50's and 60's, Washington's Birthday and Lincoln's Birthday were schooldays off. Hard to believe, but these two school holidays were actually celebrated on the actual birthday of...(Read Full Post)