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"
Attention Governor Holcomb: You had the opportunity to witness first hand an incredible show of strength and solidarity outside your place of work on November 19th. You chose not be … Continue reading Attention Governor Holcomb: There is Change on the Wind and Eddie Melton is Riding In.
Public education really shouldn’t be a political issue, but we all know that it is–and it’s a big one. As a political issue, public education is subject to the same … Continue reading The Education Pendulum is Swinging Back and Policy Makers Aren't Going to Stop It
Hello Indiana legislators, I know you are tired of hearing from us teachers. You may be particularly sick of reading what I’ve been writing about you. I get it, we’ve … Continue reading Hey Indiana Legislators, Let Me Tell You About Some Friends of Mine
Let me say this louder for those in the back: INDIANA’S EDUCATION FUNDING PROBLEM IS NOT REALLY A BUDGET PROBLEM–IT’S A POLICY PROBLEM! Did you hear me that time? I’ve … Continue reading Stop Telling Me About How Much Indiana Spends on Education–You Just Don't Get It
Dear Mr. Shabazz, I read with interest your guest column contribution in the Anderson Herald-Bulletin on Monday, Nov. 25. The headline, A Little Education for Indiana’s Teachers, certainly caught my … Continue reading Pushing Back Against the Push Back: An Open Letter to Abdul-Hakim Shabazz
Since I started this blog last week, I’ve had some nagging phrases banging around in my brain. Just little fragments of thoughts and concepts that seemed to be calling to … Continue reading A Red for Ed Anthem
Click the link below to hear my radio interview with the Smiley Morning Show on WZPL in Indianapolis. https://omny.fm/shows/smiley-morning-show-1/today-is-redfored-day
Let me begin by apologizing. It was my intention of posting video check-ins at regular intervals throughout the day. However, that became an impossibility for a very positive reason…there were … Continue reading Video Check-ins from the Red for Ed Rally, Nov. 19th 2019
Well, I wasn’t planning on writing anything else today, but several people have shared with me an open letter to America written by some hard-right wing group of citizens who … Continue reading A Public Response to the Purple for Parents Group’s “Open Letter to America”
To whom it may concern, You’ve been seeing Red for Ed news everywhere you look. You might even be getting sick of it. Well, it’s all coming to a head … Continue reading To Whom it May Concern, We We Wear the Red for You
I was listening to the radio debate between Red for Ed advocate, Justin Oakley, and conservative WIBC radio personality Rob Kendall on my way home from work Friday. This debate … Continue reading What Do Teachers Want? An Open Letter to WIBC’s Rob Kendall