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

National Poetry Month Ends with a Live Virtual Poetry Reading Thursday, April 30

With everything that is going on these days, I haven’t focused as much as I usually do on National Poetry Month, an annual event sponsored by the Academy Of American Poets to bring more attention to poetry in our everyday lives. Typically, the organization spends the month of April celebrating poetry through poetry gatherings across … More National Poetry Month Ends with a Live Virtual Poetry Reading Thursday, April 30

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

What If We Believed that the Aftermath of this Disruption Could Be Good?

This exemplar of modernist poetry, written in the aftermath of World War I and at the beginning of the Irish War of Independence, in retrospect seemed eerily prescient of the coming monstrosity that we know as World War II. That was an event that demonstrated the incredible cruelty and prejudice that groups of people could … More What If We Believed that the Aftermath of this Disruption Could Be Good?