School Vouchers: Imminent Threat to Equitable School Funding

                  It was telling that Unpresident Trump and Secretary (are you serious?) of Education DeVos made their first joint school visit to a private religious school in Florida. Both of them have negligible experience with public schools and it is clear that their lack of interest in improving public education is neither knowledge based […]

White Privilege and the Politics of Personal Exoneration

I have recently read, or read again, two important pieces that I believe are interconnected and I want to take this blog entry to encourage you to take a deeper look at both of them. One is “Between the World and Me” by Ta-Nehisi Coates and the other is Peggy McIntosh’s “White Privilege – Unpacking […]

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 […]

Using photography in a social justice curriculum

This photograph is from the John Mosely collection and was taken in 1962. The demonstration took place at the construction site for the public school at Strawberry Mansion, and the people in the neighborhood were protesting because all of the construction workers were white – the construction took place in an African American community and […]

Using photography as part of a social justice curriculum

This photograph is from the John Mosely collection and was taken in 1962. The demonstration took place at the construction site for the public school at Strawberry Mansion, and the people in the neighborhood were protesting because all of the construction workers were white – the construction took place in an African American community and […]

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 […]

SPLC and Trump

I have posted this story about the Southern Poverty Law Center but I wanted to do this again in light of the recent events at Charlottesville and the defense that Trump made for the white nationalist movement. It seems that the work of the Southern Poverty Law Center is more crucial than ever. The hate […]

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 […]