End of Days – blog

You hear it a lot but things were simpler when I was a kid.  It’s not that there was no established internet, or streaming services, or faux-lebrities that found fame because of a stupid viral incident.  No, it was that the world outside of the high school and towns I grew up in seemed so… Continue reading End of Days – blog

Save Our Schools

           To say I have a love/hate relationship with my city of Flint is to put it mildly. I fiercely love this city and its people and its culture and its resilience. I loathe the bureaucracy that is so rampant here and the way that the leadership never seems able to coordinate or work together… Continue reading Save Our Schools

For Educational Purposes Only- blog

           When I look back at my school days, I can’t say I look back at them fondly. I wasn’t great in Kindergarten, finding myself and what it was like to be in school and around so many kids. I had been in a sort of preschool, but it wasn’t like it is today and… Continue reading For Educational Purposes Only- blog

Fighting The Good Fight

            There’s a familiar sentiment that comes up every so often that is just Gatekeeper Talk trying to dissuade you from doing this or that for reasons we are told are for our own good. I remember being in 8th grade and choosing what I wanted to do with my future as far as a… Continue reading Fighting The Good Fight

What Do You Know? – blog

Are you like me and really, really feel like parents that make a scene about what their kids are learning should have to pass some sort of competency test before the matter moves forward? Am I crazy? Naw. I doubt it. Now, I am sure that through the ages there have been parents who have… Continue reading What Do You Know? – blog

Where We Come From

All of us, whether we acknowledge it or not, come from somewhere. Some of us hold where we come from in high regards, spouting off to whomever will listen about our grand background and lineage. Others of us will act as if we sprung from the darkness fully formed, tied to nothing and owing nothing… Continue reading Where We Come From

School Grays

School Grays Fair warning, this is a very long bloggy post. After writing my last blog about Halloween I heard something that got me thinking, thinking about school and the way we treat school…and the way we treat our kids. You would think that in 2015 we would be at a place where education was… Continue reading School Grays

Asking Too Much

   Two posts in one day? Outrageous. YET TRUE! So I got a funny letter in the mail the other day from my collegiate alma mater. Now, I have never been close with either my high school or the colleges I attended. I stayed away from the high school because I didn’t enjoy my time… Continue reading Asking Too Much