My name is Shane Phipps. I am a teacher and writer living in Indianapolis. I have taught 8th grade U.S. history since 2001. I am the author of historical novel, The Carter Journals: Time Travels in Early U.S. History (Indiana Historical Society Press, 2015). My book is used in several school districts across the region as a supplemental curriculum resource. I write a weekly column about education in the Anderson Herald-Bulletin. This column is also shared in about a dozen other newspapers throughout the state of Indiana. I also write a blog for the national platform called Patheos. You can check that out at this link. The mission of this particular blog is to face the growing crisis within public education head on, honestly and frankly. That's just what you'll read here. I've been immersed in the game of education for two decades and I've seen the changes, most of them for the worse. I have a platform to share with my readers the real truth about what is going on. I'll share inspirational successes, disappointing failures, and ideas for making things better.

The Far Right Wants Me to Indoctrinate Students with Lies

The discomfort that the far-right is trying so hard to shelter their children from is that of the flood of reality that has broken through the levies of their white privilege bubbles. The calls to “make America great again,” and the harkening back to the “good old days,” is actually a desperate plea for a return to insulation and ignorance. 

Schools Are Not Grooming Your Kids to Be Gay or Trans

In case you missed it, in a Fox News interview with author turned politician, J.D. Vance, this past week, Tucker Carlson said that he was bewildered by the fact that … Continue reading Schools Are Not Grooming Your Kids to Be Gay or Trans

Far Right Terrified of Teaching Anti-Racism

During the recent congressional hearings for Supreme Court nominee, Ketanji Brown Jackson, Republican Senator Ted Cruz (Texas), brought into question the judge’s views on Critical Race Theory. He presented several books … Continue reading Far Right Terrified of Teaching Anti-Racism

Christian Pre-School Teacher Leads 4-Year-Olds in Anti-Biden Chant

Imagine walking into a preschool classroom full of precious and impressionable little children. The teacher entrusted with keeping these precious, innocent children safe and preparing them to go into kindergarten … Continue reading Christian Pre-School Teacher Leads 4-Year-Olds in Anti-Biden Chant

CRT is the latest in a long history of far right moral panic attacks against public education…remember Ebonics?

The uproar we are currently experiencing over the topic of the teaching of Critical Race Theory in schools is just the latest in a long history of unwarranted attacks from … Continue reading CRT is the latest in a long history of far right moral panic attacks against public education…remember Ebonics?