In striking down affirmative action in college admissions, the Supreme Court has put its faith in a skill that schools no longer teach.
The election approaches. Presidential debates begin. Everywhere we see articles and books on the threat to our democracy. Children will listen. Students sense the divide. Many perceive how important Nov. 3 will be. Teachers have a role. To be sure, not to use the classroom to advocate our own personal beliefs. Instead, to encourage discussion […]
I stopped teaching after five years – in 1981—thinking there might be something else I could do. I asked a veteran teacher at that time, who seemed happy in his job, why he kept at it. He answered: “In what other job can you have two good laughs a day?” Wise words. And perhaps one […]