Transgender bathroom rights. Really???

Are we really engaged in an argument about bathroom rights? It seems that way, but I believe that this is just obfuscation for prejudice and hatred of the other – in this case, it is directed against the LGBQT community and by extension, any community that is not white or straight. I want to share […]

Trump’s Holocaust Denier in Chief

This past weekend Senator Tim Kaine made a statement that sticks in my head. He said that it is no coincidence that on the same weekend that Trump issued his Muslim States immigration order, his administration also released a press about the Holocaust that failed to mention the Jewish people. I would like to focus […]

Trump Cabinet selections and some suggestions for others

Just another reminder to Trump voters and non-voters in the Presidential election – here is what you own now. Two recent selections are Betsy DeVos for Secretary of Education – DeVos is a person who has not attended public schools and her children have never attended public schools. She has no background in education nor […]

After the DNC – What’s Next?

                  My first work on a presidential campaign began in 1972 when I worked on the McGovern campaign. McGovern by the way was the person that opened the Democratic primary process to women and people of color and ran on a platform to get us out of Vietnam. He lost to Nixon – who […]

Politics and Public Education

It seems that public education is eliciting many opinions, especially from the mayoral candidates, about how to fund schools and what do to about the SRC. Sanity levels seem to be rising as most of the candidates favor eliminating the SRC (a good move). Replacing the SRC brings out varying positions, but that is a […]

Hope is renewed for democratically based public education

Helen Gym has announced her candidacy for a city council at large seat this week. I was fortunate to attend her announcement and much of what I write today is from her speech that day. Helen called for the re-energizing of the social contract that has been shredded recently by the casino capitalism of a […]