Today I experienced what might be defined as the highlight of my twenty year professional education career. I met Maxine Greene; writer, philosopher and education activist extraordinaire. She is as brilliant, warm, and engaging as anyone might imagine. I was ushered into this personal introduction by Nick Sousanis; artist and scholar-an equally brilliant, warm andContinue reading “ESCAPE FROM FLATNESS”
The Battle for The Project School in Indiana, by Doug Martin
(note: Links in this post are not not embedded right now because my blog site keeps erasing my post every time I try to make a link. Hmmmm…weird, huh?) Can’t upload pics either…. The thing about fires (and I don’t mean the ones in a fireplace or Bar-B-Q pit), is that no one is everContinue reading “Light a spark. Fan a flame. The Revolution is heating up.”
“I can easily picture the worst, because the worst can easily happen.” EUGENE IONESCO, Rhinoceros BEWARE OF THE RHINOCEROS-THEY ARE EVERYWHERE I can also easily imagine hopeful change, because I still posses my imaginative capacities. Without them we are dead in the water. In the words of Chris Hedges, “Artists, writers, poets, activists, journalists,Continue reading “IMAGINING AND PRACTICING SOLIDARITY THROUGH CREATIVE MEANS”
(WHAT HIGH STAKES TESTING DOES TO OUR CHILDREN’S EDUCATION DOLLARS) HELP WANTED: Seriously…Help Wanted…..We really need help!!!!! Seeking: A billionaire who will invest a few million dollars to fund a people’s ANTI ed reform movement Qualifications: Must have a few million dollars to donate and be averse to drinking Kool Aid. Must actually WANT toContinue reading “HELP WANTED! Can anyone out there spare a few million dollars?”
This week’s blog includes a personal true story intended as an allegory. I hope my friends and readers, fellows in arms in the fight against corporate reform, will garner some helpful meaning from it. But in the words of song writer Anna Nalick: 2 AM and I’m still awake, writing a song If I getContinue reading “When People Seem Extreme”
Published by “At the Chalk Face” Resolution: I will Dismantle Corporate Education Reform.
If you are a person of a morbid and twisted ilk like myself, then you perhaps, like me, have tended from time to time to mentally write your own obituary, or to imagine what it might sound like. I like to do this, especially when I am taking off in an airplane. The mentalContinue reading “How Would the Obituary for Public Education Be Written?”