Isolation and Advocacy

There is a man from my high school years who has become a Fox News commentator. He lived in Seattle previously and he developed the argument that Critical Race Theory is the root of our social problems right now. President Trump responded and his theory about Critical Race Theory took off. As his ideas tookContinue reading “Isolation and Advocacy”

Cognitive Intolerance

I am trying to narrow down a phenomenon that I have witnessed in our society that I am going to refer to as cognitive intolerance. Strange as it is, I think that students in the secular humanities possess this just as much as the Trump supporters that they oppose. I also think that I haveContinue reading “Cognitive Intolerance”

Teaching Gets Raw

I have been surprised to see distinguished teachers leaving the profession as the school year starts this year. Teachers who have loved their jobs eagerly searching job postings in other fields of work. Others are leaving their states so that they can keep their credential and take a gap year. What I have heard fromContinue reading “Teaching Gets Raw”

Is Education Contributing to Mental Health Challenges?

A thought just came to me, and it’s one that I have been batting away for the last few years. Is our educational system so outmoded that it actually causes harm to the students who attend? I speak with regard to middle school and high school. I think elementary school is necessary. And that itContinue reading “Is Education Contributing to Mental Health Challenges?”

Systems of Oppression (Liberals) Meet Moral Responsibility (Conservatives)

Ok, so I went down the conservative rabbit hole with the news media. And then I went back to the liberal press to recover. What follows is an honest attempt to make sense of the divergence. Bear with me! A great article in the Atlantic (January 2021 after the coup) ended with this story andContinue reading “Systems of Oppression (Liberals) Meet Moral Responsibility (Conservatives)”

Integrity and its Relationship to Antiracist Morality

I was just reading an amazing article in the journal called Providence on integrity and moral instruction. This post is about why antiracism has the impact it has on the people who practice it. It’s about what makes us tick. And why sometimes compromise is necessary. This Christmas I gave my garbage man $100 asContinue reading “Integrity and its Relationship to Antiracist Morality”

My Disappointment with the Journal Deepens into Alarm

I shouldn’t be surprised given its affiliation with Fox News, but I am. The state of the media has become inverted. The NYT doesn’t like the president because he’s not liberal enough. But my more pressing concern is this: the WSJ is taking up a battle against woke culture. I’m also against woke culture, butContinue reading “My Disappointment with the Journal Deepens into Alarm”

In Defense of Mothers

The mother cult in Western culture. The thing is that this “cult” is damaging to so many women and it places a great burden on all of society. Not only are mothers put down as responsible for everything that their children do or say, and thereby a huge burden is being placed on mothers andContinue reading “In Defense of Mothers”

Education versus Schooling: Two Sides of the Same Coin – but not the same thing!

I love helping students who do not traditionally fit in in their educational environments. Why? You guessed it! Because I don’t fit in as a student and I believe that that makes me uniquely qualified to help people like me survive school in a way that keeps their callings and self-esteem intact. So that theirContinue reading “Education versus Schooling: Two Sides of the Same Coin – but not the same thing!”

Stubborn Learners or Tomorrow’s Leaders?

How many times have we seen students with their heads on the desk and their phones in their laps, pretending to be sleeping? Well, I couldn’t have done that when I was a child! But that’s only because we didn’t have phones to put in our laps at that time. I did, however, have aContinue reading “Stubborn Learners or Tomorrow’s Leaders?”