Why Is History Taught in Reverse?

American History, Social Studies, World History, Civics, Comparative Religions, and so forth, by any other name is basic background checking which cultivates respect and an appreciation of difference or ‘diversity’. For generations now, American children attending PreK-12 schools in either the public or private sector, are taught under a guiding instructional  framework. This framework has […]

My Vision for Public Education

  With so much divisiveness in this country, and the lack of respect for our cultural pluralism: I envision a day when public education becomes the true equalizer that it is supposed to be for all who enroll their children into a system designed to prepare them for life, college and career success. Educators will […]

Here’s Why We Must Consider The Value of Social Studies Teachers

In honor of the 4th of July and Independence Week this year, the widely respected Brookings Institution Brown Center published an article called,” The state of the nation’s social studies educators “, to highlight the various roles that Social Studies(S.S.) teachers play in K-12 education. While reading the article, my position on the subject of textbooks and […]

By Any Other Name…. It Is Still Called Segregation

Interestingly, within a U.S. city as sophisticated, cosmopolitan, and diversely populated as New York City, it boggles the mind that their public education system encompasses all five boroughs, flows through so many different communities, cultures and yet… an overwhelmingly segregated school system. The New York City Department of Education (DOE) is the largest school district in the U.S., serving […]