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The Choice This Decade is (Really) Asking Us to Make

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A wonderful essay that ends: 'All that made social investment, genuine care, or real progress, flatly impossible. If my main aim in life is to dominate you, to outrank you, not to show you my true self, and see yours, nobody can lift anyone else up, can they? And so here America is, collapsing. And it doesn’t seem to understand yet that it’s true choice is this. Reliving these three ideologies forever, being mute puppets of them, every day just the same, an endless battle to outrank the next person in these fictional hierarchies — or gently liberating one another from them, with genuine freedom, equality, truth, and justice.' Do read this.

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I began teaching in 1963,; Ba and BS in Education -Brooklyn College. I have the equivalent of 2 additional Master's, mainly in Literacy Studies and Graphic Design. I was the only seventh grade teacher of English from 1990 -1999 at East Side (more...)

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