ALEC Legislation is a Trojan Horse for Christian Nationalists

It is the middle of the day at the public high school in Anytown, Texas. During the school’s non-instructional break period called FOCUS, which is used for various things such … Continue reading ALEC Legislation is a Trojan Horse for Christian Nationalists

To far-right lawmakers and parents, critical thinking is the enemy of the state

“The end game of the far right has always been and continues to be to obliterate the Establishment Clause of the 1st Amendment and use Christianity and Nationalism to completely rewrite the curriculum of public schools. This concept is beyond frightening but even more horrifying is the fact that they are having a lot of success in getting this done.”

How to destroy public education: A primer for dummies

The following is a primer for anyone interested in systematically dismantling and destroying public education in your state. Follow these steps and before you know it, you’ll have paved the … Continue reading How to destroy public education: A primer for dummies

Who Will Teach Your Children when Teachers Have Finally Had Enough?

You’ve heard the expression, “I’ll shout it until I’m blue in the face,” well, public school teachers are blue in the face. We’ve been shouting for many years now—shouting about … Continue reading Who Will Teach Your Children when Teachers Have Finally Had Enough?

No More Middle Ground: At this point, you are either for public education, or you are against it

Everything we crazy, paranoid teachers have been warning you about for the last decade is coming to pass right before our eyes. We told you that the new accountability system … Continue reading No More Middle Ground: At this point, you are either for public education, or you are against it

Trouble, Uncertainty, and Hope Face Public Education on the Brink of a New Decade

Next week, I will begin my third decade in public education. I began my career in 2001 on the eve of one of the most traumatic moments in U.S. history. … Continue reading Trouble, Uncertainty, and Hope Face Public Education on the Brink of a New Decade

An Open Letter to Representative Jim Lucas Who Invited Teachers to “Prove Him Wrong”

Jim Lucas has been taunting teachers again. Lucas is a representative in the Indiana House from the Seymour area. He’s no fan of public education. You may have heard of … Continue reading An Open Letter to Representative Jim Lucas Who Invited Teachers to “Prove Him Wrong”

Attention Governor Holcomb: There is Change on the Wind and Eddie Melton is Riding In.

Attention Governor Holcomb: You had the opportunity to witness first hand an incredible show of strength and solidarity outside your place of work on November 19th. You chose not be … Continue reading Attention Governor Holcomb: There is Change on the Wind and Eddie Melton is Riding In.

The Education Pendulum is Swinging Back and Policy Makers Aren’t Going to Stop It

Public education really shouldn’t be a political issue, but we all know that it is–and it’s a big one. As a political issue, public education is subject to the same … Continue reading The Education Pendulum is Swinging Back and Policy Makers Aren’t Going to Stop It

Hey Indiana Legislators, Let Me Tell You About Some Friends of Mine

Hello Indiana legislators, I know you are tired of hearing from us teachers. You may be particularly sick of reading what I’ve been writing about you. I get it, we’ve … Continue reading Hey Indiana Legislators, Let Me Tell You About Some Friends of Mine