The farther down our current path we travel, the more convinced I become that it’s going to take public education to turn us around. And that, I’m afraid, can’t happen … Continue reading Public Education Needs to Radically Change Its Primary Focus in Order to Save Our Nation
Teachers haven’t had this kind of volatile national atmosphere in which to do our jobs for over 50 years. Not since at least the late 60s has our nation been … Continue reading The Awesome Responsibility of Teaching Students in Troubled Times
“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.”
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
Teaching has become a much harder thing to do in the last decade. The fact that there is such a major shortage of teachers comes as no surprise to anyone … Continue reading Why I Am Still a Teacher, Despite Everything
The war on public education is entering its final stages. It’s been a nearly two decade long process leading us to the final phase of battle. That battle will happen … Continue reading The Real Reason Behind the Push for School Choice
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.
Indiana’s public school teachers continue to be marginalized and manipulated as pawns in a dangerous political chess game. Our state’s elected officials probably think they’ve figured out how it’s going … Continue reading Holcomb and Congress Now Playing Good Cop/Bad Cop with Teachers
I hope you’ll pardon me if I ramble and vent a little today. There are a lot of things on my mind as I am back in the classroom for … Continue reading We Are Here to Leave a Better World for Our Children but Our Leaders Have Completely Lost Sight of This
Dear Governor Holcomb, I’m just going to come right to the point; with all due respect, sir, you are just another part of the plan and we see right through … Continue reading An Open Letter to Governor Eric Holcomb: We See Right Through You, November is Coming
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
I share my thoughts about this topic in the latest episode of my podcast. It’s a pretty short, to the point episode. Please give it a listen by clicking the … Continue reading Do Public Schools Indoctrinate Students and “Lock God Out”?