What Our Schools Need

I shared this reflection with the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Topeka this past Sunday, and though I may have been ‘preaching to the choir’ I hope my words will encourage more people to join in the fight and Take Back Kansas!!! I went back to Washburn in 2006 to pursue a degree in Early Childhood…

Open Letter to Kansas House Education Committee

After reviewing the formal complaint lodged against Representative Winn, I could not silence my ‘mommy voice’ and so this is the result. As my close friends know, I’m the Mother Hen of our group. I hope the Topeka Capital-Journal prints it.  To Mr. Highland, Mr. Merrick, and fellow members of the House Education Committee, I…

Common Core and Common Enemies

While we the people try to keep up, the GOP schemes to keep us under the boot. Public Education needs an overhaul, but Kansas Republicans would chuck it all out the window for a cheap labor force.

Stay Silent

Here’s the deal: we don’t want poor children to go to school. We have to shut down public education. We can’t continue to allow people to learn about workers’ rights, or what a Union is, or any other History that demonstrates true Liberty and Justice for all. If we can keep people poor and ignorant,…

A note for Kansas Teachers Rising

Let’s face it, public schools are dominated by women. And I’ll bet most of those women know at least one other woman whose life was rerouted by an unplanned pregnancy. She may have been one of your high school students, who was not presented with a comprehensive education about sex and babies. She may be…

I am woman hear me roar!

In animal species across the Earth it is usually the mothers, the females, who care, nurture, and continue their species survival. Lionesses bring the food to the family, female gorillas tend and clean the nests and fellow family members, female alligators carry their babies until they are large enough to fight off predators. My favorite…