I first started officially drafting this article on August 7, 2015! During the past two years, I have constantly struggled with how to approach the issues raised in this post. I am always interested in how different institutions teach History,… Read More ›
Now that I have four academic degrees and am currently not a student for the first time in my life, I have been critically accessing the education I received and its quality. Before going too far, let me say that I greatly enjoyed… Read More ›
Every now and then I enjoy seeing what Polk Elementary is up to – the school where I spent seven years of my young life! There were lots of great times, lots of nightmares, too. This past weekend when I was… Read More ›
Excellent memories are a blessing and a curse. This blogs recalls teachers’s comments that remain baffling, shocking, and offending but are important to recognize as children are at risk and words matter.
When those committed to neoliberal ideologies–politicians, public school and higher ed. administrators, commencement speakers, and parents–speak about the purpose and importance of obtaining college degrees, they generally tend to exclusively pick from a “preapproved” word bank. This word bank consist… Read More ›
Much of what you think you know about the Underground Railroad is not true and undermines the horrors of enslavement and complexities of the institution.
What Did You Learn Activity: When we are at a good stopping place as far as the topic of discussion or what I am lecturing about but there are just three or four minutes left rather than dismissing early I use… Read More ›