Big Questions

Critical Race Theory is just a label. What we should be focusing on is teaching our kids Critical Thinking, and how to apply that critical thinking to the uncomfortable truths of history and how that history should inform our hearts and minds and words and actions today and into the future.


White Parents, what is it about Critical Race Theory you are really afraid of?

  • What history is it you are trying to cover up and hide from young students?
  • Is the objective of CRT to teach students to hate America? Or is it to prepare students to not make our same mistakes?
  • What does it mean to be a citizen of the United States?
  • How do we want our children to be educated?
  • What do we want to say about our history?

Beloved by Toni Morrison

How do we implement a step-by-step plan to support and include trans youth in our schools and communities in a safe and welcoming learning environment?

Trans Children in Today’s Schools by Aidan Key

How do we make education unhackable by ai tools such as ChatGPT?

In the admission of students, what constitutes racial discrimination? And what does not?

Why is America losing international students?

How has the pandemic disrupted education for the better and/or the worse?

Does busing work as a school desegregation strategy?

  • What do black parents and students really want?
  • What do white parents and students really want?

Can schools be made safe to go back to school?

How does racism function in the classroom?

Has the forced online family distance-learning experience during the self-quarantining COVID-19 crisis confirmed the importance of brick-and-mortar schools because kids need

  • professional teachers (sorry, mom and dad!)
  • daily structure and routine
  • socialization with other kids and teacher faculty, and
  • libraries, labs, gyms, auditoriums and cafeterias?


Lifetime Learning

In the modern economy, there are few skills more important than the ability to keep learning.

In my day, lifetime learning was a hobby. Today, lifetime learning is a necessity to keep one’s job and to qualify for that next job. It is a fact of survival in today’s workplace that employees must keep running as fast as they can on the never-ending lifetime learning treadmill.

So in addition to saving for your kids’ college, start teaching them how to master the skills of the lifetime learner:

  • independent study and research (remote)
  • computer, software, and mobile device skills
  • building and leveraging professional networks
  • balancing virtual and real worlds in a healthy way
  • integrating and managing the use of ai, and
  • defining success for oneself, not by others.


Big Picture

Big Picture / Human Society / Education

Aims and Organization of Education

  • Philosophies of education
  • Learning process and the teaching art
  • Organization of education

Education Around the World

  • Systems of education
  • History of education
  • International education activities

Knowledge Creation

Further Reading

Classroom Wars: Language, Sex, and the Making of Modern Political Culture by Natalia Mehlman Petrzela


Is There a Better Plan for Student Debt Accountability than Wholesale Write-off?