Here you have it, friends. In his latest blog post, the pseudo-intellectual-in-chief of the control-or-destroy-public-schools movement states his strategy. I was going to say “explicitly” but of course it’s veiled in a fabric of faux-learned (Look, people! I know that Aristotle used a Greek word!) feints and fabrications, powered by appeals to the basest racialContinue reading “Rufo has dropped his mask. Can we move on now?”
Tag Archives: Caledonia Community Schools
Two paths diverge: positive and negative examples at the February school board meeting
The February 2023 meeting of our community’s school board offered both positive and negative examples of how to talk together.
Unofficial notes on the 1/16/2022 Caledonia Community Schools board meeting
I attended the January 16 meeting of the Caledonia school board and took notes. These are my personal, unofficial notes. There are certainly omissions, and there may be errors. The videorecording of the meeting was posted yesterday, so you can verify anything there. For the public comment section, I have added the hour/minute/second reference forContinue reading “Unofficial notes on the 1/16/2022 Caledonia Community Schools board meeting”
Fears and hopes
These are the remarks that I read during public comment time at the Caledonia Community Schools board meeting this evening. First, to the three elected in November: congratulations. To the four continuing: you have served well. Thank you. Here is what I fear, and what I hope. First: what I fear. I am one ofContinue reading “Fears and hopes”
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).
January 6, Angela Rigas, and the way forward
Yale historian Timothy Snyder has posted a 15-fact summary of the January 6 committee’s report. You should stop now and read it if you have not already. I said yesterday (in a FaceBook post) that no one can be surprised by continuing revelations of Trump’s misdeeds. Anyone with clear moral vision knew what Trump was,Continue reading “January 6, Angela Rigas, and the way forward”
Why did the Caledonia Education Association endorse you?
Why did the CEA endorse you, Eric, and Mary Anne? The CEA gives its own reason in its own announcement: they regard us as pro–public education candidates. They are right. We are. My interpretation: This is not a trivial pronouncement, and it is not one that can be made by or about all candidates. IContinue reading “Why did the Caledonia Education Association endorse you?”
Isn’t “culturally responsive learning” just code for CRT?
Once again bogus complaints about CRT in Caledonia schools are being used to get votes. So here’s one more explanation.
What’s most important in the school-board election?
Let Caledonia be a place where students learn not only how to make a living or go to college but also, especially, how to uphold life, liberty, pursuit of happiness, justice, the common good, equality, truth, diversity, popular sovereignty, and patriotism.
My answers to the CEA questions
The Caledonia Education Association invited candidates for trustee on the board of education to appear in a video interview to respond to questions. They sent us their questions ahead of time so that we could think about our answers. I wrote up some notes to prepare. What I said to them in the video interviewContinue reading “My answers to the CEA questions”