III. Land and Sea

III. Land and Sea How impactful to land is this one fault line below the sea of educational politics? The tsunami of educational empiricism, which has reduced the meaning and value of learning to numbers, covers nearly all the land. Only those on the high score ground are relatively unaffected. The tsunami’s saltwater has infiltrated the underground fresh waterContinue reading “III. Land and Sea”

II. Like Fresh Water, Intelligence is

II. Like Fresh Water, Intelligence is Children are born intelligent. Intelligence is not circumstantial. Intelligence births regardless of the circumstance into which the learner is birthed. Black, white, brown. Poor, rich, other. Christian, Jew, Muslim, Buddhist, atheist, agnostic. Female, male. Urban, suburban, rural. Separate from the salty currents of educational politics, each child exists as the landedContinue reading “II. Like Fresh Water, Intelligence is”

I. Deep beneath, the Fault Line agitates

I. Deep beneath, the Fault Line agitates A Triptych Deep beneath the swiftly changing, ever dangerous political surface of public education, is there a single tremulous fault line causing these hostile currents? Could one such tectonic fault line, tremoring and quaking, cause even the present tsunami of empiricism in education? Deep within the sea of our human consciousness, then reflected in political action, areContinue reading “I. Deep beneath, the Fault Line agitates”

The Tin Man

The Tin Man “Mine is not a story to pass on,” the student offers, resigned, yet knowing full well that I will. How can I, an American educator, not? “Who will listen, anyway?” the perennial American student continues. Plenty. What is this story you don’t want passed on? “Well . . . “ I’m listening.Continue reading “The Tin Man”