Tag Archives: public education

What A Day To Clean Up

Today is Veterans’ Day in America and for me, in particular, it is time to do a “clean up” article. As I sat down to write this I though what an appropriate juxtaposition of circumstances. In too many cases we asked our veterans to clean up our messes and I want to clean up the backlog of notes I have on things I have neglected to cover.

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Republican Education

This article was written well ahead of scheduled publishing in order to accommodate my travel plans.

Today is Halloween. It is a day of ghosts, goblins and scary stuff. I want to bring you something really scary: what public education will look like if the Republicans are successful in taking over the system.

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Rethinking Education

I like to tell the true story that when I went to college a laptop was something a young woman put her child on. That’s true and my alma mater was then ranked in the top 25 globally for my major. A lot has changed in the last fifty or so years!

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Between Two Quotes

In her book Caste, Isabel Wilkerson relays part of a conversation she had with famed fellow author Taylor Branch.  During it he ponders, “If people were given a choice between democracy and whiteness, how many would chose whiteness?”  Continue reading Between Two Quotes