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David Lee Finkle – Writing Portfolio
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WRITING PORTFOLIO David Lee Finkle Writer, Cartoonist, Teacher 729 W. Pennsylvania Ave. DeLand, Florida 32720 (386) 822-5635 mrfitzfinkle@gmail.com Mr. Fitz (Comic Strip – 2000 to present – over 4,000 comic strips) Piece written for Orlando Sentinel that led to book deal: How my student writers break out of the FCAT cage David Lee Finkle ORLANDO Read More >>


A Different Narrative of American Education
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From Saturday, July 13, 2013 There is a myth going around our country, a multifaceted myth. It goes something like this: American schools have been dumbed down, bad teachers have been given free reign, our educational system is failing, and we will fail to be competitive in the new global economy. This is a myth Read More >>


Invisible Chains
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They sat in even rows Lake slaves in the galley Attached to a screen by digital chains. Compliant, obedient, dead-eyed They stared at the glassy surface Jumping through the hoops that would determine Their futures. Standardized didn’t just apply To the test they took. I felt the awful conformist dystopian wretchedness Of the whole scene Read More >>


The Real Mr. Fitz Reboots
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It’s been a while! As some of you are aware, I had a little trouble with my previous web host, and they unceremoniously dumped all my content into their trash bin. I was, obviously, not happy. But I’m back – and better yet, the blog is now linked to my website for one-stop shopping! (Thanks, Read More >>