Posts tagged "President Obama"

Je suis a fan of MLK, but are we using the celebration of his life as an opportunity to analyze his beliefs or just take a day off of school?

Je suis a fan of MLK, but are we using the celebration of his life as an opportunity to analyze his beliefs or just take a day off of school?
As a doctoral student in Curriculum Studies, I hope that every person will sink their teeth into Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech (“Speech”). Look carefully at the language; it’s incredible and what’s most amazing is that Dr. King improvised part of the Speech while sitting on the podium during the March on... Read more »

What's Under the Hoodie? Somebody's Baby! Somebody's Student!

The best advice that I’ve ever received before I started to teach was to remember that each student was somebody’s baby. I can’t stop thinking about this advice in the wake of the Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman case and today’s protests. And obviously, neither can many others. Yesterday, a contrite President Obama told the world that... Read more »

Obama Inaugural Address pays homage to King’s rhetoric in form and in substance

President Obama shared the limelight with Dr. King yesterday.  King, a man President Obama has called his North Star, a man he described as having  “prophetic eloquence,” left his imprint on the Inaugural address and the festivities.   Mason, Julie, Politico, MLK’s dream in view, activists at a distance, 10/14/11, www.politico.com/news/stories/1011/65936.html Reread the Inaugural address (“Address”). ... Read more »
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