What Happens to Boys?

US culture is failing boys left and right. Parents fail to give their sons the tools to become good men, good partners in relationships, good friends, good parts of their communities. Boys become young men who bully, assault. Boys become men who rape, cheat, lie. Boys become front page news across social media for all the wrong reasons.

Statues Are Not History

The current debate over removing or leaving in place statues of people (okay, mostly white men) who did something in history should be thought of as ‘should we revere these people? Or should we leave them to history to explain in all their human foibles? Take Teddy Roosevelt for example. The statue in front of…

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…