The Purpose of Public Education

To begin to answer this question, or move towards the more important question of what SHOULD be the purpose of public education in America, first we must start with what WAS the purpose of education in America. Thomas Jefferson, widely considered the most adamant supporter of public education among our country’s founders, proposed a two-track… Continue reading The Purpose of Public Education

What Educators Can Take From #BlackLivesMatter

“each generation must, out of relative obscurity, discover its mission, fulfill it, or betray it.“- Frantz Fanon Who would have thought from the obscurity of a small suburb of Saint Louis  this generation’s most influential movement for justice would be born. The murder of Mike Brown galvanized communities across the country: they were sick of… Continue reading What Educators Can Take From #BlackLivesMatter