Tag Archives: education reform

Refusing to Reenter the Closet (How to Support LGBTQ Educators)

No one ever talks about the vile and unrelenting homophobia that goes on in America’s classrooms. Teachers all over America deal with homophobia in very deliberate ways. Because gay and lesbian teachers can’t afford to be perceived as gay/queer, we ignore homophobia or pretend it is no big deal. So many educators who are gay/lesbian/trans… Read More »

Four Steps Middle Class Educators Can Take to Enhance the Learning of Poor Youth

After years of working with young people, children and adults who were or continue to be raised poor there are four essential questions that have always kept me in good stead and prevented me from being perceived as or feeling like the world’s biggest a##^&$%. When creating something remarkable, it would be wise to keep… Read More »

Are You Afraid of Being Powerful?

Power and who gets to have and wield it often get a bad rap. Power and its direct offshoot, leadership, are not valued by people who have been victimized by powerful people. I am very concerned with who gets listened to and why and why more of this type of inequality is not more scrutinized… Read More »

Why Passion Scares Us and What to Do About It

Passion is for teenagers and foreigners. Marge Simpson Americans do not like nor understand passion. As a nation, our responses to passionate individuals includes excommunication and if this does not hinder the passionate individual, there is also death. As a passionate person, my motivations and sense of urgency are often looked upon with suspicion, disgust… Read More »