Speak Stupid and Carry a Big Stick: The Demise of the Educated American.

The U.S.A. and her educational crisis “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” Nelson Mandela. Once, we were a nation that understood this: education is essential for freedom, for a functioning democracy, for change, for hope, and for a better world. But we have committed the great travesty…

Beyond the Lousy Paycheck: 10 Reasons Teachers Are Dashing in Droves

Currently, I teach in South Carolina. We are ranked 48th in education. Today is May 1: May Day, International Workers’ Day, Father’s Day (in Germany), and National Chocolate Parfait Day (my favorite). Fittingly, thousands of South Carolina educators walk out today in protest of our state legislature’s inability to pass any sort of measure that…