Today we’re going to have a little fun and talk about some things that are kind of wild – we’re going to talk about post-modernity, conservatism, and the President of the United States. It may not be immediately apparent how all those things go together, but I’m hoping to weave a little tale for you that helps make sense of these things. This is the most political episode so far, and it’s bound to ruffle some feathers. [Read More]
There’s a thing you’ve probably heard of, but is often misunderstood, called toxic masculinity. When we use the phrase toxic masculinity we do not mean that all males are toxic. We mean that there is a certain version of masculinity that IS toxic. Trump is the example par excellence of that brand of masculinity. [Read More]
Episode Five – Classical Education
Today we’re tackling what I think is one of the most important topics facing us as a society today – education. Now, I’m probably biased because I work in education and I come from a family of educators.
But let’s think about what education does for us for a minute. [Read More]
Mind the Gap – Education in the Time of COVID
If students were struggling already and they did not work on their school related tasks during their time from home, then they will be even farther behind. Students with an educated mother may be more likely to receive help at home on their studies, since women often have the bulk of the parenting duties. And kids in a household of books may have the resources with which to approach their studies outside of just a computer. Any and all of these elements can contribute to the achievement gap. [Read More]
Happy Anniversary, Brown v. Board. Now What Was That?
Today marks the 66th anniversary of Brown v Board of Education – one of the most important Supreme Court cases of the 20th Century.
A lot of people can tell you what the implications of the decision were (at least, a lot in comparison to other SCOTUS cases). But not that many can tell you the reasoning of the decision. And that’s what we’re gong to briefly touch on today. [Read More]