Schools for the Future

(Image via the Boston Globe) Schools. They are important pieces of our society. They function as ways for our youth to learn and grow, to live and find out what they are capable of. But schools also have bad reputations, especially public schools. Too crowded, too inflexible, too stuck to the past. So what can…

HR 610

This is HR 610. This bill, introduced back in January this year, would start to defund public education in the United States. It would do away with the Elementary and Education Act of 1965 (ESSA). It abolishes the No Hungry Kids Act of 2012, which helps set nutritional standards for school meals. It does other…

Dear Bernie Sanders…

 Dear Bernie Sanders: You are finally running for president. Yay! I know you aren’t thinking about winning, but about creating a better discussion in Democratic corners about the problems faced by the middle class. You want to force Hillary into showing where she stands on so many relevant issues. Wages are stagnant, jobs that pay…

In Response to NY Times Editorial Board

The New York Times Editorial Board ran a post in its opinion pages on January 9 called “Racial Isolation in Public Schools”. Which I read, because I am interested (very) in public education. Though this piece focused on Buffalo, it could be about almost any inner city public school system where failing schools, teacher issues…