ArchiveAugust 2022

What Did You Say?


Recently the New York Times reported that the Food and Drug Administration is authorizing over-the- counter sale of hearing aids without a prescription. This is music to my ears – literally – because my hearing aids are life preservers that save me from drowning in a sea of silence. At the same time, it’s been frustrating and infuriating that this salvation has been out of the reach of a large...

Teachers Who Write


                                             Teachers Who Write My apologies if you’ve heard this before, but I’ve been on a life-long campaign to encourage teachers to write...

Death by a Thousand Cuts


            The warning flags have been up for a long time, so it didn’t come as a complete surprise when word began to trickle out that the University of Chicago was phasing out its Urban Teacher Education Program (UTEP); still it felt like a punch in the gut. Being part of the team that birthed the program and seeing it through its first 11...

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