Did Edison Really Invent The Lightbulb?

In grade school, every student is told that Thomas Alva Edison invented the lightbulb. With increased wisdom I’ve acquired, I’m not so sure. In 1878, we all learned that Edison, of Menlo, New Jersey, created the very 1st lightbulb. No one has ever disputed this information.Both during and after slavery, considered ‘property’ of whites who […]

A “Constitutional Crisis” Indeed

The absolute best statement that I’ve heard made by one of our political representatives in Washington, D.C., astounded me. It was so accurate, that I don’t believe that the person who made that statement realized it at the time. Resounding and resonating with me was the characterization of this current societal, racial, political, interpersonal climate […]

What Cultural Bias and Discrimination Looks Like in the Real World

Even in evidence-based practices, there is a wave of discrimination and cultural bias regarding policy-driven strategies and interventions with culturally diverse families. Does that mean we are to abandon the practices, though they are grounded in strong evidence or do we address the biases held by practitioners or the strategists? Because we wish to curtail […]

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 […]