America’s the land of revolutions; let’s start another one!

There are revolutions happening all around us in America, but we don't always recognize them. But once we do, we realize we can be part of them. If we dare. Most of these revolutions arise from breaking with the status quo of our ancestors. And not just talking about change, but actually being part of … Continue reading America’s the land of revolutions; let’s start another one!

Why didn’t you do anything to stop him?

"Why didn’t you do anything to stop him?" That’s what people frequently asked my father. He immigrated to America in the 1950s, and had a subtle yet clear German accent.  “Why didn’t you stop Hitler when you noticed he was ruining everything? He completely changed Germany, and you did nothing about it!” My dad would … Continue reading Why didn’t you do anything to stop him?

Who decides what your children are taught?

Question: Who should be in charge of your child’s education—the school board, or the federal government? While you chew on that, allow me to introduce you to a concept from classical rhetoric, called the “logical fallacy.” There are dozens of ways in which information is presented to an audience that screws up the logic—either accidentally … Continue reading Who decides what your children are taught?

Whose children are those?

“[T]he children belong to all of us.” ~Paul Reville, former Massachusetts secretary of education, Common Core enthusiast, and Harvard professor Mr. Reville (and I’m trying very hard not pronounce his name as “revile” in my head) recently stated the above about who the children of America belong to (read an excellent discussion in Forbes about this … Continue reading Whose children are those?

Why we quit Common Core

“Why is it considered a burden for parents to select what’s best for their children to learn? That’s the parents’ duty. My job is to help the parents provide that teaching.” ~Mahrree Peto, The Forest at the Edge of the World I drafted those words—the question of a school teacher in a different time and … Continue reading Why we quit Common Core