It is challenging to write about a dynamic situation and nothing seems to be more dynamic than COVID. That said, today I want to expound on an aspect that we seem to be ignoring.
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.
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.
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!
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