(Click on the title to read the entire post) According to Forrest Gump's mom, "stupid is as stupid does."
(Click on the title to read the post) The power of which I spoke then and write about now is not the power of Law, which is a mythical power that depends upon the Tinkerbell Effect; rather, it is the power that comes from an ability to instill fear in the minds of a majority of citizens—their individual fear of significant material loss, of physical pain, and/or fear of death—in order to force them into compliance.
(Click on the title to read the full post) As I have Googled my way through the matter of an American child's right to a free public education, almost all of what I've encountered are reports and op eds about challenges and successes related to ensuring equality in American public education, but there is precious little written about the absence of the Fundamental Right to free public education.
(Click on the title to read the full post) We are frequently reminded by talking heads and newsfeeds that words do matter, and when people lack an understanding of meaning, nuance and context, words can be wielded as weapons to manipulate and delude or can unintentionally be misused in ways that can send the international community—or a spouse/partner—into turmoil. I was awakened this morning by my literary conscience asking me: If words do matter, why have I neglected to explain the origin of the title of my blog: Education and Freedom?
(Click on the title to read the full post.) My last post, The The Foundational Cause of Our American Discontent offered an analogy: the American Liberty and Equality tribes are like two competing clans of Central American Howler Monkeys yelling at one another from the safety of their respective treetops...
(Click on title to read the complete post.) How many of us realize that we are talking out of both sides of our mouth when we praise America as a country that champions Liberty and Equality?
Human systems also follow the Second Law of Thermodynamics—not scientifically but conceptually. Families, classrooms, schools, communities and nations move in the direction of disorder and termination without the input of energy.