Monthly Archives: January 2013

Freedom to Kill, Taliban Style

To say that the murder of 82 of our fellow citizens is an atrocity is stating the obvious: But to make the Laskar-e-Jhangvi and members of other such monstrosities to see it as a monstrous act is another questions. How did we get here? What has brought us to a place in our history where…

In Solidarity with Seattle Teachers Against Standardized Testing

I just read on Yahoo news that 19 teachers from Seattle‘s Garfield High School said “No” to administering standardized tests. This is a courageous first step and they should be forever memorialized as the “Seattle 19.” As a student and scholar of critical pedagogy, I am aware that standardized tests discourage critical thinking and replace…