The ‘churn’ and turnover issue in the teaching profession

There have been some recent articles in the Philadelphia Inquirer about turnover issues in the teaching profession. Sometimes referred to as ‘churn’, this turnover is destructive to the profession of teaching and the articles did offer some salient observations about this problem. I believe that a look at the larger picture of teacher turnover is […]

Are you one of the ‘loser’ teachers?

So Trump Jr. has spoken and shown again that Trump logic and intelligence is as shallow as a dried up mud puddle and just as unclear. Trump Jr. is suggesting that teachers are teaching ‘socialism from birth.” The problem with this stupidity is that, just like his father, spoken words do have consequences. The latest […]

The Blatant Face of Racial Hatred

Take a good look at the faces of the white folks in the two pictures, and you cannot help but see the hatred reflected in them. The first picture is of Nathan Phillips and some spoiled rotten children from a Kentucky Catholic school that was taken at the National Mall, and the second picture is […]

The Politics of Abusive Language

It has been exceedingly difficult to listen to the spineless mass that occupies the Oval Office. I have found myself freely cursing when he or his sycophants appear on television media. I have moved to muting the sound every time they appear or leave the room for a few minutes. I bring this up because […]

Are you thinking of not voting in the mid term election?

I am writing to the people that are still deciding if they will vote or not in the Tuesday election. Perhaps they are wondering if their vote matters? Is it worth it to even go to the polls? Why bother? I am not addressing the people who have already decided how they will vote. Those […]

My first week of teaching – revisited

After I was discharged from the military (honorably even though I had been AWOL for a short time, but that is another story to be told at a later date) I worked for a couple of years in a fabric and dye plant. I wrote about that experience in my entry titled ‘Remembering Jonas’. That […]