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 […]

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 […]

The ethical dilemma of teaching in the age of standardization

I recently read Richard Rothstein’s commencement address given at the Bank Street Graduate School of Education on May 14th, 2015. I would like to share some of his thoughts and then suggest some responses for teachers in public schools today. Here are some points Rothstein made in his speech (with liberties taken by this author): […]

Is there still hope for fair funding for public schools?

The question came to me after two things that just happened. One is the removal (hopefully on a permanent basis) of Mr. Green as the chairperson of the SRC and the second is a bit of reading I have been doing in Taylor Branch’s “At Canaan’s Edge”. Branch wrote about a sermon that Martin Luther […]