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The essential Kim Bearden - Cover Story
June 2010 Issue
“Bad boys, bad boys, whatcha gonna do? Whatcha gonna do when they come for you?” Inner Circle’s reggae song “Bad Boys” blares while a flashing blue light whirls around and around. The woman standing at the front of the room is wearing all black—black cap, black shirt and black pants tucked into black boots. She’s got a whistle around her neck, and her shirt and cap identify her as Police. But this is not a scene from the Fox television show “Cops.” This is Kim Bearden’s fifth-grade classroom. Her students are training to be Grammar Police, with a mission “to serve and correct.” “What’s it called if I have two things that could be sentences, two independent clauses, and I smush them together, but I only fix it with a comma?” Bearden (BSEd ’87) asks. “A comma splice!” the class answers. “It’s called a comma splice, and those are evil and bad and horrible,” she replies. On the edges of the …
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