Tomorrow is a Spirit Day at my son's school. The theme is "Mixed Up/Dress Backward Day," and there were no suggestions or guidelines offered for what types of clothing the administration, PTO and teachers expect to see on the kids tomorrow. I imagine they're thinking some kids will come in with their shirts and pants… Continue reading opportunity
Every week or so, the PTO at my son’s school sends out an email with reminders about upcoming events, school projects, and requests for volunteers. This week, I saw the following [emphasis not mine; sadly, it wasn’t necessary for me to boldface anything, as it already appeared that way in the original email]:In conjunction with… Continue reading teaching negativity
Another incidence of overt racism in New Jersey, via the Star-Ledger:A family of Barack Obama supporters awakened this morning to find a burned 6-foot cross on the front lawn of their home in northern Warren County, police said.The charred cross was partly wrapped with a homemade congratulatory banner that declared "President Obama Victory '08" and… Continue reading diversity in a post-racial america?