Please.

I look under rocks so you don’t have to. If you saw what some Libertarians, White Supremacists, Trolls, write about teachers–that their jobs are ridiculous, outdated, and students can learn everything they need to know from Khan Academy and YouTube, and that our professional expertise and ability to find relevancy and context with our students, help them understand and apply the process of critical thinking skills, weigh facts, opinions, truth and biases to draw their own conclusions based on logic and personal values. When we do this well, it’s powerful. And perhaps it is that expertise and knowledge that frightens…

Authors to shelve.

If I had one wish for secondary teachers it’s that they would stop confusing Ayn Rand with someone who was a good writer/thinker. I am not suggesting stop teaching her works, but for the love of all that is wise and smart do so with heavy-duty context and background, and flash forward to the damage her teachings have created in our nation. Now.   Right now.   stop. it. It is painful to see teachers continue to promote her works as worthy of anything but debate and discussion. We need to talk about this: The Spectacular Failure of American Morality by…