I am in Boston with my son and the light of my life, Andrew. We were sitting in the lobby of our hotel and chatting with a woman who works in the hotel shop that sells newspapers, toiletries, souvenirs, etc. We have developed so many special relationships with employees in this hotel after 16 years… Continue Reading Put America on Trial for the Crime of Poverty & Homelessness
Too few are willing to talk about the death of a child. I am not one of those people. I live in the trenches of this brutal reality on far too many days, as a parent, advocate and activist fighting for my child and all children suffering with more often misunderstood and poorly treated psychiatric… Continue Reading Parents who lose a child, lose enough without adding isolation and loneliness….
Folks, I will undoubtably take heat for what I am going to say, but that has not stopped me before, nor will it curb me in the future when something I care about is at stake or under attack. We can respectfully agree to disagree about politics but we cannot ignore them because they… Continue Reading John Adams we need you!
Today, Senator Lamar Alexander, Chair of the Senate HELP Committee and Senator Patty Murray, ranking Democrat, reached agreement on a reauthorization of the Elementary Secondary Education Act. They have titled their legislation, the “Every Child Achieves Act of 2015,”….I am gagging already. They think this is an improvement over the last reauthorization known as… Continue Reading Senators Alexander and Murray Get it Wrong for America’s School-Age Children
To the Esteemed Members of the Michigan State Board of Education: As always, I am writing out of only my most sincere concern for Michigan’s school-age children and public education. I am deeply saddened and disappointed by the Board’s chosen search firm’s identification of candidates to fill the role of State Superintendent in Michigan. I… Continue Reading My open letter to the MI State Board of Ed: Reopen job posting for State Superintendent!