YAY! Looks Like We’ll Get a Biden Inaugural Poem!

This morning the official Inaugural Planning Committee released its lineup for the Joe Biden/Kamala Harris inauguration ceremony next Wednesday. While most Americans are probably most excited to hear that Lady Gaga and Jennifer Lopez are performing, I was DELIGHTED to see a poet’s name on the list. And what a poet! Joe Biden has chosen … More YAY! Looks Like We’ll Get a Biden Inaugural Poem!

The 12-ish Days of Christmas: Poetic Inauguration Countdown––Two Weeks

This was supposed to be the post for yesterday, which is the two week countdown to the inauguration of Joe Biden as President and Kamal Harris as Vice President. However, it did not seem appropriate as misguided Americans were assaulting the Capitol, which is pictured above as the traditional location for the Inauguration. Now that … More The 12-ish Days of Christmas: Poetic Inauguration Countdown––Two Weeks

The 12-ish Days of Christmas: Poetic Inauguration Countdown––Three Weeks

While I know this is not shared by all Americans, for me one of the gifts of 2020 was the election of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, who better represent the leadership I would like to see in this country. Even if you disagree, I hope you can celebrate the country’s long tradition of peaceful … More The 12-ish Days of Christmas: Poetic Inauguration Countdown––Three Weeks

Poetic Inauguration Countdown: Four Weeks

It’s a big week, what with the Planetary Conjunction, Winter Solstice, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and Boxing Day. But here in the middle, it’s also the four week countdown to the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. It’s not much of a surprise that if President Kennedy was the first to … More Poetic Inauguration Countdown: Four Weeks

How White Bias Gets Institutionalized in Literature Classes Conclusion: A Change Is Gonna Come

I believe that one of the major reasons for the current political conflict and strife is this chart above. As I explained in yesterday’s post, this shows projections by the National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES) that in 2028, only 44% of public school students will be white. That white students are now a minority … More How White Bias Gets Institutionalized in Literature Classes Conclusion: A Change Is Gonna Come

How White Bias Becomes Institutionalized in Literature Classes: Part 1- Testing

Preface: The following are my personal reflections on how white bias becomes institutionalized in high school literature classes.  I teach group literature classes to homeschool students, but have never taught in a conventional public or private school, so my perspective reflects that.  Also, I earned a Masters degree in Education in Education and National Development, … More How White Bias Becomes Institutionalized in Literature Classes: Part 1- Testing