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…

Speaking Dogmatically

Friends and neighbors, it is time to take off the blinders. Our Earth is in peril, and the status quo has collapsed. I constantly see several small groups all pushing back. We need to combine forces. Unite Women, National Organization for Women, Women to Women International, Women Empowerment, Gorilla Feminists, Pink Progressives, League of Women…

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…

Democrats in Kansas?!

In Kansas it is quite challenging to speak to NeoConservatives about issues without resorting to and dispelling rhetorical myths and stereotypes. Sunday evening I attended the Shawnee County Democrat Bean Feed, an annual dinner held by local Democrats to come together in a sense of community. Not much politicking, several pats on the back and…

Fight the Idiocracy

America, we have become a nation of Idiots. Our greed-driven society has failed. We have removed individual responsibility from our teachings. Children are forgiven every flaw; there is always someone or something external to blame for mistakes and wrongdoings. We naturally try to avoid suffering, but over-zealously shelter our children from struggle, rescuing them from any perceived…

Occupy the Classroom

The International Student Movement is calling for a Global Education Strike. This is an opportunity for students, parents and teachers to stand up! Teachers, how often do you take work home with you? How often to you see a student struggling but are unable to give them extra help due to time constraints in your…