Mask Mandates Keep Kids in School: It’s a Fact With or Without Scientific Data

Teachers in many school districts across the nation are looking out at half empty classrooms as the Delta Variant of Covid 19 ravages their rosters. Other districts have far fewer … Continue reading Mask Mandates Keep Kids in School: It’s a Fact With or Without Scientific Data

Far-Right Lawmakers Attempting to Strip Minority Students of Role Models

The truth is under attack in this country. This has been so in the battlefields of social media for years, but now the war has shifted into our most fundamental … Continue reading Far-Right Lawmakers Attempting to Strip Minority Students of Role Models

A Message from the Front Lines of the Indoctrination Wars

Over this summer break, I quite intentionally took time away from writing about political things. I unplugged myself from most of the controversies that swirl around us, and it was … Continue reading A Message from the Front Lines of the Indoctrination Wars

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?

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.”