Posts from Michael Lipkowitz
December 18, 2012
Instead of disparaging transient educators, we need to work with them. We can capitalize on the energy of eager, talented college graduates: If we rebuild the system, we could complement — and support, rather than dissolve — the career pipeline towards becoming a full-time educator. (more…)
October 26, 2012
Teju Cole, in speaking about “KONY 2012,” controversially coined a term he calls “the white savior industrial complex.” He uses this term to describe when white people expend “big emotions” in helping racial minorities so that they can “validate” their own economic privilege.
I can’t help but ask: Does this apply to me? (more…)
October 16, 2012
I don’t know where my students will be going when they graduate high school, nor do I know what they will be taking with them. But I hope to give them something more substantial than the definition of a “motif,” something more meaningful than a basic knowledge of algebra — I want them to have choices. (more…)