What’s Missing From Education Reform in America?

Welcome to my blog:

Reflections on Education, Environment, and Empire

As an education system goes, so goes the nation it educates. Yet nearly six decades of reform have not only failed to solve the problems in our schools but have created and compounded many of the problems. The failure to solve problems throughout our education system is reflected in our growing inability as a people to solve the problems affecting the health of our planet and all living things. This blog is dedicated to exploring how and why this is happening.

"When one person cries out, 'The emperor is naked!' — When a single person breaks the rules of the game, this exposing it as a game — everything suddenly appears in another light..."

—Václav Havel

Category: Empire

March 15, 2017

A Possible Solution to Corporate Greed

Today, Maoris in New Zealand are celebrating the first river in the world to be given legal human status. Maybe Corporations would be kinder if they were rivers instead […]
January 8, 2017

Norwegian Teachers Refuse to Collude with the Nazis

“We are part of something big. . . .” Norwegian teacher Edvard Brakstad in a letter to his family on April 30, 1942. He and hundreds of […]
January 8, 2017

“What the Muck of Walden Pond Tells Us About Our Planet”

“In 1845, Henry David Thoreau repaired to a cabin in the woods beside Walden Pond “to front only the essential facts of life, and see if […]
December 27, 2016

1983: “A Nation at Risk”

“Our nation is at risk. Our once unchallenged preeminence in commerce, industry, science, and technological innovation is being overtaken by competitors throughout the world. . . […]