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

November 24, 2017

Dear Edutopia, In a recent article, you reported that 51% of children in our public schools live in low-income households and 25% of all adolescents are […]
May 2, 2017

Shadows of the Past

Dear Edutopia, I’m glad learning about the student-centered redesign changed this teacher’s life. But quite frankly, I think she and the rest of you at Edutopia should […]
May 2, 2017

What Teaching Ought To Be

Clyde McBride, teacher with the Kayenta Unified School District is changing the lives of young people of the Navaho Nation. “My philosophy,” he says, “is a kid […]
May 2, 2017

Every Child Succeeds…How?

Remember President Johnson’s War on Poverty—the Elementary and Secondary Education Act that brought so many good programs and opportunities into our schools? President Johnson signed it […]
March 30, 2017


Deconfliction? Who in his right mind could possibly think this term makes any sense.
March 30, 2017

What’s Behind the Emerald Curtain?

Pacific Rivers is releasing Shane Anderson’s amazing film on-line. This film exposes the destruction allowed by the Oregon Forest Practices Act and features Rockaway Beach and […]
March 27, 2017

Get the Drift of Aerial Spray?

Oregon bans aerial spray 60 feet from drinking water sources. Our neighbor Washington requires a 200 foot buffer for 1/2 mile upstream. Washington bans chemicals such […]
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 31, 2017

Free Lunch Today on Netarts Bay

January 28, 2017

A Week Since the March and

Netartian Pussys are willowing forth with the promise of Spring.