Like so many Americans, I recently had the flu. While I was sick, I noticed that after I threw up, I felt much better.  Now recovered, I’ve been reflecting on how the experience of vomiting relates to public education. In my opinion, there is nothing wrong with our education system that a little purging couldn’t […]

Recently New York Governor Cuomo discussed how he plans to improve the schools of the Empire State by moving to longer school days and extended school years.  Governor Cuomo claimed he would fully fund these objectives if local districts signed on.  I would wonder where the money would come from with schools across the Empire State making significant […]

In response to “Seven Super Bowl Lesson Plans and Resources for the Classroom” published in Edutopia: In the discussion of the superbowl in class, please also include the role of professional athletics in society. Noam Chomsky has pointed out that understanding of the details of athletics (eg points after touchdown, off-side penalties, linebackers, odds, […]

Have you seen “Simple English Wikipedia“?  This is a companion site for “Regular English Wikipedia.” Here is the description (my emphasis): This is the front page of the Simple English Wikipedia. Wikipedias are places where people work together to write encyclopedias in different languages. We use Simple English words and grammar here. The Simple English […]