At the monthly meetings of the Board of Education of Caledonia Community School, members of the public are allowed to make three-minute addresses to the trustees. Here is what I said tonight. Two words from me tonight: compassion and sex. Compassion comes first. And last. I know a song: “Everyone needs compassion.” It’s true. LifeContinue reading “Everyone Needs Compassion”
Category Archives: School Board
Propaganda and news: there’s a difference
Printing a disgruntled partisan politician’s one-sided press release as a news article? Five points off for the Sun and News (an excellent local newspaper).
CRT in the textbooks! (not)
Notes on the struggle with false accusations (CRT!) in one West Michigan community’s conversation about social studies curriculum.
OK, you want to know why I’m running for school board? I’m not lacking things to do with my time. I am not bored. My day job in academic book publishing is endlessly fascinating and demanding, and numerous prospective authors (I am chagrined to admit) could tell you that all my evenings and weekends couldContinue reading “Defend institutions”
Acquiescence is complicity; love requires truthtelling
Until we have agreed that we will speak truthfully and respectfully to and about each other, and that we will not choose as our representatives people who are unable to do either, we cannot hope for progress on anything else.
JAMES ERNEST FOR CALEDONIA COMMUNITY SCHOOLS
James Ernest for Caledonia Community Schools: A Platform. I am a candidate for school board trustee. Vote for me in November.
What Angela Rigas said at the school board meeting
State rep candidate Angela Rigas takes aim and fires off a wild shot at the Caledonia Community Schools.
Once you start down the road of insisting that the only permissible stories are ones that align with your sense of how the world ought to be, you are on the road to ideological indoctrination.