Archive for November 2012

Latino voting power can create better education reform

Finally, Republicans and Democrats know that they need more than mariachis playing behind them to win the Latino vote.  By now, almost everyone heard about the Latino influence this presidential election. The signs were everywhere.  Maybe this is the 2012 cosmic event predicted by the Mayan calendar.  Now, President Obama must recognize Latino views as... Read more »

The perks of being a wallflower are not available to low-income teens

I am an uncle to many nieces and nephews—too many to take on outings all at once.  I sadly realize, also, that my life is too busy to take them out more.  So tonight, I invited my 11- and 13-year-old nieces to see The Perks of Being a Wallflower. I sat next to them watching,... Read more »

A Chicago Teaching Fellow's reflection: still teaching in the Chicago Public Schools

A guest post by Dan Holder   “What’s up?” Dyl asks from DC, Fall 2010. He works for the Department of Justice. “Still teaching,” I tell him, “but I’m thinking of applying for PhD program in History.” “What are you up to?” Bri asks from Cornell, Winter 2011. He’s begun a PhD program in Physics... Read more »