History is not always history

When you have a group advocating one narrow perspective on history, a lot of influential people and a lot of important views get downplayed or eliminated, a lot of important history gets ignored. By eliminating from the curriculum an exploration of “institutional racism”, the school board has presented us all with a crystal clear example of it.

Keeping the wheels on

Students (and parents) often see the college experience as a time for finding answers.  Students come with the idea that questions yield answers, and once an answer is found, it’s time to move on to the next question.  Many classes, for example, emphasize the student mastering certain material so that the student can then provide […]