Justice For All

I grew up with the phrase, Life's Not Fair. Usually it was used to stop whining between siblings but it seems to have taken on a whole new global meaning. Life's not fair means we can write off systemic injustice, using the rational that life was never meant to be fair, so why even try? When I was … Continue reading Justice For All

Remembering to Ask Why

I had been teaching a few years before the mandatory requirement to say the Pledge of Allegiance was decreed. Before this, I'd say it occasionally, usually after a staff meeting reminder, but never regularly. With middle school students reading the Pledge over the public announcement system, it was hard to ignore. I was in second … Continue reading Remembering to Ask Why