The War on the Disabled in Pennsylvania

In the last budget for Pennsylvania the Republican Legislature added a little extra to the budget. They completely eliminated the General Assistance Program. They have been trying to do this for seven years but Gov. Wolf vetoed any budget that included this elimination. This past year money was included for Medicaid to be paid to […]

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 […]

On the new 2018 School Year

It has been eight years since I left the classroom. There was a little push from some minor health issues and a bigger shove from administration at my school that kept pressuring and threatening my practice and integrity. I want to write this blog entry for teaching colleagues, retired and active, former students of my […]

Describing a vigil at the Berks County Detention Center

    When I talk and write about the Berks County Detention Center (BCDC) I am amazed at how many people, some of whom actually have a social conscience, do not know about its existence or its nefarious purpose, so I thought a description of one vigil that Carol and I attended, some of the […]

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 […]