MugFlanaganB&W copyNancy Flanagan is a retired music teacher living her personal lakeside dream in Cedar, Michigan. She is a National Board Certified Teacher and was named Michigan Teacher of the Year in 1993. She is an active musician. Flanagan has been blogging for 15 years, including a nine-year stint as ‘Teacher in a Strange Land’ @ Education Week. She splits her time between wondering how things got so messed up, and advocating for America’s best idea: a free, high-quality fully public education for every child.


  1. Your remarks concerning the CovCath boys perfectly stated all the things I felt/thought as I’ve veiwed videos and read opinions. I am a retired school principal in north east Kentucky, about two hours from Covington. I have family connections in the Covington area and am a little bit familiar with the culture there. I would like to share your blog piece on my FaceBook page. May I?

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  2. Hi Nancy Flanagan: I read your review of Mardi Link’s book Isadore’s Secret. Fifty some years ago I lived on cherry orchard in Isadore. It was my habit to walk to rise about half a mile away from which I could see the church at the four corners. Such a peaceful sight it was. My favorite part of the story is at the end when the sisters of the religious order in Wisconsin open their hearts and residence to Janina. I was going to say it’s Christian of them, but instead I’ll just say it’s what we’re supposed to be like as good people.



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