Who I am:
I’ve been a social studies teacher for five years. I’ve worked in both public and private schools. I’ve taught US History, Economics, World History, Government, European History, and AP Economics. I have a Masters Degree in Teaching and went directly into the profession out of college. I’ve substitute taught and worked as a social worker to pay my bills when the economy turned south. I currently teach full time at an excellent school.
This web page is inspired by my journey across the country over the past few few years attempting to keep my job in education. Thanks to the economy, I’ve had to move around more than I desired. I’ve worked in three different states in four different schools. I feel that I’m not the only one in this situation. I’ve been so worried about keeping my job, I’ve mostly remained silent. However, I just couldn’t sit on the sidelines any longer. While I’m initially going to publish pseudonymously to protect my employment, I hope to be able to attribute my name to my work in the future. Ideally this page will become less about me and more about the process of education, the issues we face as a country, and effective solutions.
Purpose of this blog:
My biggest concern is the degradation of the level of discourse in American society. Hopefully this blog will emerge as a place for rational, civil discussion. While the internet is an extremely valuable tool, we must carve out a place for quality thinking in the age of the “like” and the 10 second video clip. I want to provide a place where sober minds can find serious and thought provoking content.
This page has three goals:
1)Elevate the discussion.
2) Find solutions.
3) Get people involved.
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