Trump’s “Patriotic Education Commission” Plan Shows Complete Lack of Understanding of what Patriotism Is

“This past week, the president doubled down by announcing that he will create a “Patriotic Education Commission” so that schools will be forced by “patriotic parents” to “stop teaching about what America has done wrong” and “start teaching about freedoms.” When I heard this announcement, I was gobsmacked. It has become clear to me that our president and those who still support him—most particularly, the far-right Christians—do not understand the concept of patriotism whatsoever. As a teacher of American history for the past 20 years, I feel it is my duty to try and deliver to them a lesson on patriotism and American freedoms.”

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Reopening Schools

“Nobody expected the reopening of schools to be without problems. It is the way schools react to these problems that will make the difference between being able to stay open and having to close back down. Being honest, forthright and transparent is a good place to start.”

The Covid-19 Pandemic is Revealing Just How Crucial Public Schools Are and Why They Should Be Equitably Funded

Being a few weeks into the COVID-19 shutdown, students across the country have by now settled into new routines for their education. For those with the capability, that probably means … Continue reading The Covid-19 Pandemic is Revealing Just How Crucial Public Schools Are and Why They Should Be Equitably Funded

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

Indiana Governor Holcomb Continues to Insult and Taunt Public School Teachers.

Back in November when 20,000 red clad supporters of public education descended upon the Indiana statehouse for the Red for Ed Action Day Rally, our Governor was cowering a thousand … Continue reading Indiana Governor Holcomb Continues to Insult and Taunt Public School Teachers.