As a teacher I admit that there are systemic problems that plague poor students in the educational system. For most of my career I have taught in urban schools, but I have also taught for several years in rural schools. I grew up going to school in a regional school district. There were students who… Continue reading Teacher Evaluation Models for Police to Work With the Community
According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the word “etiquette” is a noun: “The customary code of polite behavior in society or among members of a particular profession or group. 'The basic code that helps maintain a healthy society is etiquette towards others.” During the COVID 19 shutdown of 2020, as I have noted a few… Continue reading Etiquette
Why? I sincerely ask that question because I admit, I don't know. I know what I have experienced and felt. I know that it has not been acceptable. I know that things are not just. I'm not going to suggest equal because it will never be equal, nor should it. Equality is homogeneous (one gender,… Continue reading Do you get it now?
It's June first, 2020, the day begins with beautiful weather. The weather was clear, cooler than recently, but pleasant. I had a hoodie sweatshirt on, a Michigan State “fan” hat, and shorts; I went out for my morning walk. During this medical shut down I have gained solace and structure with my day by bookending… Continue reading My day ended with the mourning
Globally racism does exist. Some areas of the world it’s not as bad as others, some countries it is not as oppressing as it is in others. There are even some areas of some countries that it is better than other areas of those same countries. In the United States of America there are areas… Continue reading Ignoring Privilege