The Dangers of For-Profit Education

Betsy DeVos, the current education secretary, has made headlines again regarding investigations of fraudulent for-profit colleges. On May 13 2018, The New York Times reported that investigations on several for-profit colleges had "ground to a halt". Many of the team members appointed by DeVos were former employees at those entities being investigated, most notably, Julian [...]

Mandy Manning Is The National Teacher of the Year We Need – And Deserve

Most Americans only know Mandy Manning, the 2018 National Teacher of the Year, by their own knee-jerk reaction to the State Teachers of the Year Award Ceremony at the White House and, of course, the political fallout that occurred thereafter. She's a darling to those on the left, adorning her formal, floral black dress with [...]

10 Things My Newborn Younger Son Taught Me About Education

Isaiah, my second son, joined the world at 5:25a on May 4, 2018. In between the midst of nurse and specialist checkups, I had a second to look out the window overlooking a beautiful river-laden landscape, and I remember the article I wrote after my first son joined our family. And how I continue to [...]

Teaching the Kids We Have Right Now: LGBT+ Youth in the Classroom

In a recent NPR piece interviewing author Alex Wagner, she stated: “I think we do a lot of work in this day and age focusing on the future and on the past….we don't invest enough in the present.”[i] Wagner was talking about her exploration of her genetic backstory, but the fact is, we focus on [...]

Teachers In Action: From the Classroom to the Convention

It was a busy week. My student government kids teleconferenced with the Broward Education Foundation to award them $1,000 they had collected through the spare change in the cafeteria. The SCA students wanted to help the victims of the Parkland, Florida school shooting. The organization receiving the gift looks after the social, economic, and academic [...]