The hero-ification of Christopher Columbus is a national embarrassment.

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

9 Unintended Consequences of Well-Intended Laws

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.
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The killing spree you never heard about

“Last Thursday, August 21st, Richard Plotts walked into the psychiatric unit Mercy Fitzgerald Wellness Center in Darby, Pennsylvania, alongside his caseworker. The two went into psychiatrist Dr. Lee Silverman’s office and an argument erupted.

Moments later, shots were fired.”  (CNN Story)

If I could make a rule that guns would magically disappear forever Continue reading

Common Core is not right for Medway

Our town of Medway, Massachusetts has finally awoken to Common Core and PARCC. I am a Medway parent of three children. I oppose Common Core and PARCC.

Last night Medway Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Judy Evans held her “Superintendent’s Chat” at the Middle School. She devoted her entire meeting (1hr) to discussing Medway school curriculum, PARCC, & Common Core. She fielded dozens of questions from dozens of concerned parents. I want to publically thank Dr. Evans and Armand Pires for dedicating their time to address our concerns.

I suspect that many parents left with many different feelings regarding PARCC and Common Core. Here are my feelings. In full disclosure, I am not an educator. I am a parent. Continue reading

All I am saying is give Freedom a chance

Why do we hold freedom of speech to be so sacrosanct, but freedom of action to be limited to the moral majority?

By now everyone has seen that Arizona is considering legislation that would allow business owners to deny service to gay customers so long as they are acting solely on their religious beliefs. I support the bill; however, in my opinion the bill is too limited in scope. Continue reading