Chances are you’ve seen the shocking video from Jimtown, Indiana that shows a veteran teacher slapping a student in the hallway. If you haven’t, you can see it here. It’s a … Continue reading Viral Video of Teacher Slapping Student Shines Spotlight on Our Mental Health Crisis
It feels like a victory. In the Indiana state legislature, House Bill 1134 has died. It is reason for celebration but cautious and measured celebration. If history has taught us … Continue reading HB 1134 is Dead. Remain Vigilant!
Here’s where teacher frustration boils over when it comes to transparency and parental involvement: Every time it comes up, guess who gets the blame…guess who has more work put on their plate to try to rectify the problem…I’ll give you a hint…it sure as hell isn’t the parents or guardians. When parents aren’t involved, the blame and the penalty is ALWAYS PLACED ON THE TEACHERS. This has been true within our own school society forever. Now it’s coming down on us from the highest levels of our government.
I’m back again and I come with more reports from the front lines of the war on public education. I wish I could write about something else—after all, every day … Continue reading The war on public education is a war of attrition and there will be no winners
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
“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.”
Public education is one of the hottest of the hot-button issues in America right now. In red states all over the nation, there is a war being waged by right … Continue reading Everyone thinks they could teach, but nobody really wants to do it
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
Your teacher friends on social media are at it again. Chances are, you are seeing a bunch of them posting things about Indiana Senate Bill 167. Depending on your political … Continue reading Who will educate your child if Senate Bill 167 passes?
Thought Wars By: Shane Phipps from behind imposing limestone walls they prepare to build an army steadfast unwavering unquestioning perfectly trained soldiers defenders of mythology to make us great again … Continue reading Thought Wars
Ladies and Gentlemen of the Indiana Legislature, The truth is under attack in this country. This has been so in the battlefields of social media for years, but now the … Continue reading An open letter to the Indiana legislature regarding pending critical race theory bills
For at least a decade, teachers like me have been telling anyone who would listen that a devastating teacher shortage was coming. Now, that prediction has come to pass and … Continue reading Three Things We Could Do Right Now to Fix the Teacher Shortage