The Importance of the 2018 Mid-Term Elections: A Teacher’s Perspective

American democracy is at a crossroads. In November of this year, the American electorate will go to the polls to decide which party should control the Congress of the United States and set policy on the federal level. Majorities in many state legislatures and governorships across the nation will also be decided. As it stands [...]

Teaching The Legacy of Dr. King: Fifty Years Later

I sit to write on the waning hours of April 4, 2018, fifty years after the assassination and death of Martin Luther King, Jr. I was seven when we all heard the news of his death. Even at that young age, I knew something had happened that would change the direction of my nation, indeed; [...]

Educators React to the March for Our Lives

Young People Take the Lead On March 24, 2018, in the wake of the February 14, 2018, school shooting in Parkland, Florida, anti-gun violence marches were held in the nation’s capital and around the globe. A record 800,000 attended the DC march, coordinated and led in large part by the students who survived the Parkland [...]

West Virginia Teachers Make History and Mandate a State-Wide Strike

Public school teachers in West Virginia have had enough. All 55 counties across the state of West Virginia have chosen to go on strike - together - to bring awareness and change to teacher's health insurance benefits and salary. "The strike has put 20,000 teachers and 13,000 school service employees on the picket lines," according [...]

[Opinion] America’s Gun Problem: What Can Teachers Do?

It’s been a tough week. If you are a teacher, student or parent in an American public school, the mass shooting in Parkland, Florida that killed 17 people is just as upsetting as the mass shooting that came before it. Memories of the Las Vegas shooting, the Orlando Pulse shooting, San Bernardino, Virginia Tech, Aurora, [...]