Isolation and Segregation Make Us Stupid. Integration and Belonging Make Us Smart

Mr. Casey, my high school English teacher, was fond of proclaiming,“From suffering alone comes wisdom.” There seems to be plenty of suffering around, but wisdom seems insufficiently distributed to protect our nation from the alarming triple threats to our democracy from escalating authoritarianism, inequality and divisiveness. I wonder: What is it that turns the banality of […]

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The Winning Democratic Alternative to Privatization in Education

                Democrats need to provide a winning alternative to privatization of America’s public schools. The outpouring of opposition to Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education provides an opening– if Democrats seize the opportunity. Suddenly, education is on the national stage where it should have been during the presidential […]

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Which Side Are You On?

There have always been two Americas. One is shameful and the other is admirable. Now, every citizen needs to decide: In which America do you want to live? For which will you take a stand? We have been the America that stole land from and exterminated Native Americans. We have been the America that limited […]

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The Evidence Is In. Evidence and Morality Are Out.

CONTRIBUTOR The Evidence Is In. Evidence and Morality Are Out. 01/25/2017 03:03 pm ET Arthur H. Camins Science Educator, Education Policy Writer. All opinions are his alone. The evidence is in. Evidence and morality are out. Citizens can bring them back. The new President of the United States does not just spin the truth in […]

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CONTRIBUTOR Don’t Let The Government Take Away Your Public School 12/08/2016 04:18 pm ET | Updated Dec 09, 2016 160 Arthur H. Camins Science Educator, Education Policy Writer. All opinions are his alone. YUKMIN VIA GETTY IMAGES With his selection of Betsy DeVos to be Secretary of Education, Donald Trump has made it clear. He […]

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Why Science Education is Essential for Democracy

    10/31/16     The current election cycle scares me in ways that I have never felt before. It is not so much the hatred and lies that Donald Trump spews regularly, but the potential for sanctioned violence and irrationality from my fellow citizens. History and morality demand vigorous challenge. My realm is science […]

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