Dr. Seuss is a prolific children’s book author and global icon. _And_ Dr. Seuss has a history of racial baggage that educators should understand when introducing his writing to their students.
An automatically generated list of links that caught my eye between January 17th and February 26th.
An open letter to those who don’t know me yet, or have just met me recently enough that my not-at-all-closeted political leanings have not yet become blindingly obvious: I’m a liberal, and a pretty far left-leaning liberal that that.
An automatically generated list of links that caught my eye between June 25th and July 16th.
Filed under ‘yes, even I can have unpopular opinions’: I’m _very_ concerned about where the money to fund I-1351’s directives is going to come from. We live in a state where voters refuse to put money into the system, and it’s really not even clear that smaller class sizes will make that much of a difference.
That’s pretty much the level of discourse we’ve been having over education funding in Washington state, the kind that’s designed to keep our eyes off the ball by assuming that voters have an attention span shorter than that of the average dog.
When will people wake up and realize that education is important, public services are important, and we _have to pay for them_? The money to run these things doesn’t just magically appear.
I’m a case study in a textbook — and, contrary to what might be believed, it’s _not_ a psychological textbook. Rather, it’s the latest repercussion from my fifteen minutes of fame way back when.