Do read this: The eloquence of a pedagogue! A response to arming teachers. Dear every elected official, Nowhere in my contract does it state that if the need arises, I have to shield students from gunfire with my own body. If it did, I wouldn't have signed it. I love my job. I … Continue reading A powerful letter: Would I die for my students?
Here is a little[or a lot] of "food for thought": Americans, by and large, live next door to people of the same race, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status. Residential segregation by race remains high despite declines over the past several decades, and segregation by income is on the rise. Segregation by race or ethnicity and … Continue reading How Concentrated Disadvantage Harms Children
....and no more teaching as we did yesterday. The subjects that we teach in k12 schools today almost mirror the subjects and content that was taught 'in the beginning'. What has certainly changed in public education is not only the populations served, but also changes in the world in which we live have brought demands … Continue reading Teach for Tomorrow, not for Today!
In the midst of Black History Month, let's hope that there is sufficient mindfulness and awareness of the plague of our national history, which is the institution of slavery. No one wants to hear about it, talk about it ,nor does anyone wish to teach about it in the classroom. Has anyone really sat and … Continue reading How Much Do You Know About American History and How Will You Teach About Slavery?