A local journalist wrote to me this morning about my views on “free speech,” “safe space” and such terms that… Read more The Freedom to Discuss Freedom of Speech
There is snow on the ground, it covers everything. And through the snow, crunch crunch crunch, goes a little boy… Read more Ezra Jack Keats And His Footsteps in the Snow
My child asked me before I came here why I was so angry: I wasn’t always enraged. In the beginning… Read more Why I stand with Gaza
You know you are in the global south when — the old homeless man on the street wears a T-shirt… Read more Keeping “Safe” in Mexico City
I wake up in the middle of the night to go check on my child. She breathes, she makes little… Read more The Children of Gaza Have Names.
The Chicago Teachers Union went on strike on Monday, September 10, 2012 to defend public education. That sentence alone should… Read more Why We Should Take Our Children to Demonstrations
Originally posted on LBO News from Doug Henwood:
A Washington Post blogger named Dylan Matthews posted an attempted heart-tugging piece yesterday arguing that teacher strikes do serious…
This is a blog about children and how we as parents, caregivers and general putter-uppers relate to them. This is… Read more “For the Kids”: Rahm Emanuel’s Grim Fairy Tale
Let us admit at the outset that I have not always spoken in my inside voice to my child. And… Read more Battling the Tiger Mom: What’s at Stake in Amy Chua’s Parenting Philosophy??
My three year old came home from preschool yesterday and said “Mama, Miss Tara twisted my arm today at naptime… Read more Who Cares About Caregivers?