Tag: Adult Education

Lessons from History for the Here and Now: Thoughts Inspired by “When Muslims Admired the West and Were Admired Back”

I highly recommend reading this article (link below) by UCLA history professor Nile Green. We need to learn more from the lessons of history as we endeavour to forge mutually enriching ties between Muslims and the “western world” in the present. One of the…

Back to the Present… and Beyond! :)

Many eventful moons have passed since my last blog entry. Like many other dedicated adult educators, I ended up holding the unlucky (to not say shitty) end of the LAUSD budget-cuts stick. It’s said, however, that when one door is slammed shut in your…

Who are the masters of Orwellian doublespeak behind “Parent Revolution”?

The following is my response to the LA Times OP-ED piece from 5/18/12: A quick glimpse at the board of directors of Parent Revolution is quite revealing. They’re almost universally business people (that alone should make them education experts, right?), a lawyer that specializes…

The LAUSD has more than enough $$$… what’s lacking is R.E.S.P.E.C.T.

Here’s my comment on an article from the Contra Costa Times, dated 5/16/12: LAUSD has more than enough money to fund Adult Ed… many times over. Simply re-routing a portion of their expenditures on “Other operating expenses” (a whopping $793 million) would cover it. Not…

“We’re after the gold, and after that, the platinum!” or, why we’re not JUST fighting for 100% of Adult Ed

People who’ve known me for any significant stretch of time know that I am, culturally speaking, a “hip hop head”. As such, I often find that rap lyrics jump to mind when I’m pondering phenomena. Such has been the case for the past several…

A false “choice”… let’s avoid all tragedies.

Reply to L.A. Times columnist Steve Lopez’s article about Adult Education: Thank you for helping the extraordinary voices of Adult Ed be heard. Anyone with a basic sense of humanity should recognize the lofty mission of these life-or-death programs. A teacher of GED prep…

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