One of my colleagues told me that she thought it was inappropriate to discuss politics in the classroom. I told her that I had discussed the election with my students. “Oh no”, she said – “I wouldn’t do that. It could make people uncomfortable. The classroom should be a safe place.” I was surprised by… Continue reading Is it appropriate to bring politics to the classroom?
I cannot think of much else these days – except for the catastrophe of the election of Donald Trump. People keep trying to understand – to explain how it happened – and I hear over and over again that the underlying problem is education. That this happened at all shows there is a fundamental flaw… Continue reading What is the purpose of education?
It’s now been 2 months since the election – and I watch how people around me are coping, or not coping, with the election results. I have one friend who has started to have panic attacks – something she thought had been put to rest years ago. Many, like me, have disconnected to a degree.… Continue reading Written in honor of Dr. MLK and the upcoming inauguration.