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: Environment

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 30, 2016

The Day I Got My Seat at the Table

Doubt, if you must. But I swear that the story I’m about to tell you is true. Last week, I was readying myself for a day […]
December 30, 2016

Swimming Upstream

Going wild was something no one would have predicted for me. I mean, my baby album stood on the family-room shelf alongside my mother’s master’s thesis […]
December 19, 2016

1958—The National Defense Education Act

How the National Defense Education Enlisted Children to Fight the Cold War October 4, 1957. Radio transmitters began picking up a high-pitched sound from space. The […]
January 3, 2016

Preview excerpt from upcoming walden@oregoncoast

The Day I Met Thimbleberry Freshwater Doubt, if you must. But I swear that the story I’m about to tell you is true. The whole thing […]