June 7, 2020Comments Off on “How Structural Racism Works” – Tricia Rose and Samuel Rosen – recently noted
If you are struggling to get your head around how racism works you will probably find it helpful to have a general framework as a guide. This one hour lecture from 2017 features an overview --->> read more -->>
May 1, 2020Comments Off on Tightrope – Americans reaching for hope by Kristof and WuDunn – book review
Kristof and WuDunn’s book, Tightrope – Americans Reaching for Hope, spent some weeks on bestseller lists. Kristof is a well known reporter and writer for the NYTimes. It centers around the town of Yamhill OR --->> read more -->>
July 17, 2019Comments Off on Recently Noted – busing, re-segregation, white supremacy
The recent controversies surrounding Joe Biden’s anti- school busing collaborations with racist politicians from the south has for the moment aroused new comment on segregated America. The New York Times published an excellent review of --->> read more -->>
As WWII was trending towards an end, President Roosevelt proposed a Second Bill of Rights, a bill of economic rights, in his January 11, 1944 State of the Union address. Here is that section of --->> read more -->>
December 24, 2018Comments Off on Recently Noted – PhDs on Food Stamps – Labor in US Higher Ed
American higher education, once the envy of the world, is continuing to slump towards a becoming a factory for debtors. With falling public tax support around the country for our two and four year colleges --->> read more -->>
November 5, 2010Comments Off on Education – Miseducation – Human Creativity – TED Talk by Ken Robinson
We all have had, some now enduring, experiences in the educational system. Excepting the academic super stars for whom the educational system was designed, most have at best mixed feelings about it. Here is a --->> read more -->>
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