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February 16, 2019

Roadkill Goldfish’s Top Ten Posts of 2014

Image: Sam Churchill, Flickr
Image: Sam Churchill, Flickr

Thank you for helping make Roadkill Goldfish one of the most read blogs on the Internet during 2014.

Some of the naysayers expected the blog to fade into obscurity after 2013’s 4.1 million readers, but Roadkill Goldfish hit 1.4 million in 2014 thanks to your shares!

The blog also picked up new readers through guest editorials for “The Dallas Morning News” and “Fox News Latino.”

Here are the site’s most popular posts from 2014:


1. What your friends with cancer want you to know, but are afraid to say
People with cancer are supposed to be brave, but there are 10 things we’re afraid to tell you.


2. Texas officials upset over low STAAR scores; won’t admit problems with the test and curriculum.
Low standardized test scores have nothing to do with our children or teachers; blame the god-awful tests, standards and curriculum.


3. Can we get rid of the grown-ups in youth sports? (ran in “The Dallas Morning News”)
Too many parent coaches and fans are creating a dangerous culture that puts competition first and kids’ well-being last.


4. Dear teachers, I owe you an apology
I’ve misjudged public school teachers for far too long, and I’m sorry.


5. Dear daughter, let Miley Cyrus be a lesson to you
Yes, this is what happens when you constantly hear everything you do is awesome. This is what happens when people fawn over your every Tweet and Instagram photo. This is what happens when no responsible adult has ever said the word “no,” made you change…


6. Nine reasons Texas parents should be raising Cain over standardized testing
Your child will spend 24 hours taking year-end standardized tests; that’s roughly the same amount of time she’ll spend in art class all year long


7. My life as a white Hispanic; prejudice comes from all sides
My name is Kimberly Helminski Keller, and I am a Latina. My Polish surname hides the reality that the other half of my DNA is Puerto Rican, a genetic mix of Spanish, African and Taino Indian.


8. Proof that Christians are stupid and hateful morons (SATIRE)
A satirical  look at the anti-Christian vitriol that is rampant in our society. The social media posts are real. The news stories are real. Sadly, the people are real, too.


9. What can Latinos do to improve their children’s education? (from Fox News Latino)
Generations of Latino students have seen increases in graduation rates. Will the growth continue for the next one?


10. What happens when child bullies grow up? They become adult bullies.
Bullying doesn’t magically end when the perpetrator turns 18. Child bullies often become adult bullies, and although their tactics may change with age and money, their cruelty and callousness remain the same.



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