Parents in my town have formed a group, #BringBackRecessMedway, to advocate for more recess for our school children. K – 4th grades get a mere 15 minutes of recess per day. 5th grade and older Continue reading
Common Core is doing exactly what it set out to do. By having education standards common from state to state, high performing states will lose their edge and low performing states will gain ground. Massachusetts, the highest performing state before Common Core, is fulfilling this Common Core objective. Massachusetts students are racing to the middle. Continue reading
There is a 2016 Massachusetts ballot initiative to end Common Core in Massachusetts.The initiative will return us to our previous standards that made Massachusetts #1 in the U.S. & initiate an open, transparent process to write revised standards.
I strongly support this initiative. Before you and I can have that vote on Common Core, we need to collect 100,000 signatures to get it on the ballot. Here is what you need to know.
Do not panic!
We are not amidst an education crisis Continue reading
I am writing this to my libertarian brothers and sisters. If you are a devoted Democrat or Republican then you should go back to the status-quo-land from which you came from. Go away. No really. Go. This is inside baseball for libertarians.
Great, now that we libertarians are alone, we need to talk. Permit me to paint the word “libertarian” with a broad stroke today. I recognize we all may subscribe to different degrees of libertarianism. We can hash that out some other time.
I really really want to love Rand Paul. Continue reading
Hey Brandon Bostick… Do Your Job.
If you had done your job, then the Superbowl would be Patriots versus Packers.
…and “DeflateGate” would not exist. Continue reading
My daughter’s pre-school purchased a play table filled with heated crumb rubber. The kids love it. It is super warm, emits a wonderful smell, and the kids can build all kinds of fun things with it.
Artificial Turf in Medway
Last year the residents in our town of Medway, MA voted to spend $4.2M to resurface Continue reading
You are doing it wrong.
I know you have good intentions.
Still, you are going about it all wrong. Continue reading
Remembering our history in a glorified, self-fulfilling white European context does a disservice to all of us…especially our children. It is also insulting to every non-white European descendant.
For Thanksgiving we eat turkey and tell our children about Pilgrims and Indians sharing Continue reading
Are the rights that Americans enjoy at home portable when we travel to other countries? When we voluntarily enter a foreign nation, are we obligated to play by their rules? And when we voluntarily enter a foreign nation as dangerous as Syria, Iraq, or Libya are we Continue reading
Welcome to America! …The Land of Unintended Consequences. We have the greatest of intentions with an alarming degree of shortsightedness.
Below are 9 ugly examples of unintended consequences. Unintended consequences are outcomes that are not the ones intended by these well-meaning actions. Leave your party affiliation at the door.
1) We create a minimum wage to help the working poor.