Mommy Mayhem · Podcast · School Talk

Stop the Gloating, Honor People’s Personal Stories, Ugly Leggings and I Can’t Even With This Caterpillar Rash!

On this very rainy Tuesday (when, yet again, all baseball games will be cancelled and the pressure will be on for me to actually make dinner), Keri and I hit the airwaves with our sixth episode of Planet Mom Radio. We talk about the never-ending gloating going on over Question 2 in Massachusetts: you won,… Continue reading Stop the Gloating, Honor People’s Personal Stories, Ugly Leggings and I Can’t Even With This Caterpillar Rash!

School Talk

Arne Duncan Wasn’t Celebrating Hurricane Katrina and Betsy DeVos isn’t Celebrating Segregation or Jim Crow

I think the best thing that happened to the education system in New Orleans was Hurricane Katrina,” Duncan said. “That education system was a disaster, and it took Hurricane Katrina to wake up the community to say that ‘we have to do better.’ And the progress that they’ve made in four years since the hurricane… Continue reading Arne Duncan Wasn’t Celebrating Hurricane Katrina and Betsy DeVos isn’t Celebrating Segregation or Jim Crow

School Talk

Madame Secretary, Where are the Parents and Teachers of Color?

President Trump is making most of us a little crazy these days and a recent meeting regarding education is certainly no exception. With the aftermath of the election coupled with the unprecedented opposition to Betsy DeVos’s nomination for Secretary of Education, there has been a hyper intensity about all things political in general and also… Continue reading Madame Secretary, Where are the Parents and Teachers of Color?

School Talk

Twitter. Oh What a Day We Had Together.

[View the story “Twitter. You Are the Best and the Worst of Times. But You Make Me Smile.” on Storify]

School Talk

My Head Exploded and You Are All to Blame

Well, my head exploded last night and I lay the blame at the feet of Democrats and Republicans. In fact, Betsy DeVos actually came out of the night seeming like one of the nicest people in the room.  Seeing as Elizabeth Warren didn’t even have the grace to shake DeVos’ hand after the hearing, it’s… Continue reading My Head Exploded and You Are All to Blame

Rhode Island · School Talk

Senator Whitehouse: Do as I say, Not as I do

It’s nothing new that Sheldon Whitehouse oozes hypocrisy but I am most rankled by his comments, actions, and over the top rhetoric when it comes to education because that’s where my focus lies. He is currently engaged in a war on Betsy DeVos, President Elect Trump’s nominee for Education Secretary who begins confirmation hearings today.… Continue reading Senator Whitehouse: Do as I say, Not as I do