How White Bias Becomes Institutionalized in Literature Classes: Part 3 – Appropriateness

Note: I apologize for the delay in adding this post. The people installing Google Fiber in our neighborhood accidentally cut our existing cables, so we have been without internet from early Tuesday morning. Earlier in this series I wrote about the dilemma a student might have for writing an essay for the 2019 AP English … More How White Bias Becomes Institutionalized in Literature Classes: Part 3 – Appropriateness

How White Bias Becomes Institutionalized in Literature Classes: An Introduction

“Do what you can, with what you’ve got, where you are.”—Squire Bill Widener (although usually attributed to President Theodore Roosevelt, who quoted Widener in his 1913 Autobiography) “Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.”—Arthur Ashe (first African American tennis player selected to the United States Davis Cup team and the … More How White Bias Becomes Institutionalized in Literature Classes: An Introduction

Broadway Blessings #4: Homeschool with Hamilton

Back in 2016, the first year that Hamilton: An American Musical appeared on Broadway but before it had gained widespread fame, I played a few video clips of the show for my high school literature class. They knew nothing about the musical, but they were spell-bound. The very idea of an ethnically-diverse cast telling the … More Broadway Blessings #4: Homeschool with Hamilton

Free Online Documentary on Homeschooling for View on Thursday, April 9

Now that almost all US families are homeschooling, thanks to school closing sure to coronavirus, there is a lot of anxiety about children learning at home. There is also some poor information floating around about the reality of homeschooling. To provide some information and reassurance, the producers of a documentary on homeschooling called Class Dismissed … More Free Online Documentary on Homeschooling for View on Thursday, April 9