A conversation with Arnie and the President           Re-reading Linda Darling-Hammond’s The Flat World and Education (2010) reminded me of the need for a serious conversation with our President and his Secretary of Education.  Let’s begin with the goals and skills our students—and our legislators– need:  Collaborate with others  Analyze and use information wisely to […]

Recently Thomas Friedman wrote, “You don’t get to call yourself ‘pro-life’ and be against common sense gun control…. You don’t get to call yourself ‘pro-life’ and oppose programs like Head Start that provide basic education, health and nutrition for the most disadvantaged children.” Yes, indeed. And you don’t get to call yourself ‘pro-life’ unless you […]

Lies, lies, lies. Thank you, Tim, for focusing us on the truth. Howard Zinn once said that “If those in charge of our society—politicians, corporate executives, and owners of the press and television—can dominate our ideas, they will be secure in their power.  They will not need soldiers patrolling the streets.  We will control ourselves.” […]