Category Archives: Social Justice

The Slaves’ Gamble by Gene Allen Smith

The Slaves’ Gamble by Gene Allen Smith ———————————- Why would slaves fight for the United States, a nation that kept them in bondage, during the War of 1812? Why did free blacks join with the British or with the Spanish, … Continue reading

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“Agitate + Aggravate + Educate + Organize”

Had a reader point me to the NEA (National Education Association) website this morning. (As a public school teacher I can’t tweet, blog, facebook, at all hours of the day unlike some on here! I have to teach 32+ students … Continue reading

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Taking Teachers and Teacher Unions to Task

The new civility on display in Madison, Wisconsin has given me as a teacher pause. As a teacher I have to be held to the utmost level of integrity, do I not? I spend 8 hours a day with other … Continue reading

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Social Justice in Egypt?

Now that the situation in Egypt has essentially ended in a military coup, what will this latest Middle East Revolution ascend or descend into? Some say Western style Democracy. Others say a Sharia Law Theocracy. Is this movement a bottom … Continue reading

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Shopping in the Social Justice Store!

Ever wonder what you can purchase in a store dedicated to “Social Justice”? Let’s take a look! There’s actually some really nice things that you can purchase: “The medieval feminist,” Joan of Arc. T-shirt, coffee mug, water jug, lots of … Continue reading

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“If You’re Not doing Education for Liberation, Then You’re Not doing Education…”

I have not done a lot with the Teaching For Social Justice (and Teaching for Liberation) movement that is growing rapidly in our public schools across America, but I can assure you I am not done with this. I promise … Continue reading

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FBI Had File on Howard Zinn and his Communist Ties

FBI “File No. 100-360217 was begun in March 1949 in response to an order from FBI director J. Edgar Hoover to Edward Scheidt, special agent in charge of the Bureau’s New York office. Zinn’s name had previously surfaced in connection … Continue reading

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Howard Zinn in the Classroom to Provide “context” to History textbooks

Angelica Chavez did not care for American history when she was in high school as, “You knew America was going to win,” she said. “We could do no wrong, ever,” she was quoted as saying in this article. Chavez, 29, … Continue reading

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Teachers For Social Justice and the US Social Forum

Just following up on my last post concerning Social Justice and its impact (and potential impact) in public schools. On what is one of the more important T4SJ (teaching 4 social justice) websites (here OH AND THERE IS ONE — … Continue reading

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More Teaching For Social Justice: US Social Forum

I receive from various Social Justice sites alerts about conferences and literature, and today I got an invitation as an education to the US Social Forum which is taking place later this month in Detroit, Michigan. The event at first … Continue reading

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