Awful Education Legislation Isn’t Really About Transparency: We Already Have Transparency

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. 

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

Tipping point: Could public education be a month away from collapse?

By now you know at least something about the growing teacher shortage crisis. It’s already bad and it’s getting worse. So how bad is it? How close are we, really, … Continue reading Tipping point: Could public education be a month away from collapse?

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 educate your child if Senate Bill 167 passes?

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?

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?

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”

A Message from Those Teachers Who Won’t Be Able to Attend the Red for Ed Rally (and a Follow Up to the Dirty Little Secret)

Everyone’s excited as we watch the announcements come in from more and more school districts that are closing in support of the Nov. 19th Red for Ed rally at the … Continue reading A Message from Those Teachers Who Won’t Be Able to Attend the Red for Ed Rally (and a Follow Up to the Dirty Little Secret)