TOWARDS A MORE PERFECT UNION

“The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public’s money.” ― Alexis de Tocqueville   These days I perpetually find myself questioning which will prove more destructive to America, the… Read More ›

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  • IGNORANCE OR INTENTION

    “A true opium of the people is a belief in nothingness after death – the huge solace of thinking that for our betrayals, greed, cowardice, murders we are not going to be judged.” ― Czeslaw Milosz   Most people enter… Read More ›

  • IT IS NEVER AS INNOCUOUS AS IT APPEARS UPON FIRST BLUSH

    “What was educationally significant and hard to measure has been replaced by what is educationally insignificant and easy to measure. So now we measure how well we taught what isn’t worth learning.” —Arthur L. Costa; Professor of Education, Emeritus; CA… Read More ›

  • THE CONTINUAL REPACKAGING AND RESELLING OF EDUCATION POLICY

    “Monsters exist, but they are too few in number to be truly dangerous. More dangerous are the common men, the functionaries ready to believe and to act without asking questions.” ― Primo Levi Legend has it that American’s once appreciated… Read More ›

  • A CONTINUATION OF A DISHONEST CONVERSATION

    “What is morally wrong can never be advantageous, even when it enables you to make some gain that you believe to be to your advantage. The mere act of believing that some wrongful course of action constitutes an advantage is… Read More ›

  • MORE CLOUDS ON THE HORIZON

    “A leader is bestWhen people barely know he existsOf a good leader, who talks little,When his work is done, his aim fulfilled,They will say, “We did this ourselves.” ― Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ch Hope y’all had a great Easter weekend. For us… Read More ›

  • YOU CAN’T PRACTICE MAGIC WITHOUT MAGICIANS

    “While his school was closed due to an outbreak of plague in 1666–67, twenty-five-year-old Isaac Newton showed his professor, Isaac Barrow, what research he was conducting in his spare time. Barrow immediately gave up his job as a professor and… Read More ›

  • A QUESTIONABLE OFFENSE

    “The human being must always be central, not the products and objects of his skill and energy.” ― Bernard Wolfe, Limbo It was about 8:30 last night, I was getting ready for the nightly family dog walk. The phone buzzed indicating an incoming… Read More ›

  • IT WAS ALL JUST A DREAM

    “You’re nothing more than a clever prostitute. You accepted the conditions in which you found yourself and you triumphed.” ― E.L. Doctorow, Ragtime   Growing up, the most popular show in the country was “Dallas”. For those of you too… Read More ›

  • WHO’S ZOOMING WHO?

    “You’ll never decide what you want until you’ve decided who you are.” ― Noël Coward   Who’s in charge of education policy in Tennessee? It seems like a pretty straightforward question, right? Those with a passing knowledge might answer that… Read More ›