Category: Policy

No Thanks Mr. President. I Will Never Be an Expert With a Gun in School, Even With Your Offer

President Trump, I heard about your offer to allow teachers to carry guns in schools. You even offered us training to be an expert in the use of them, and we will get a bonus, too! That is a first for this teacher. After all, bonuses for experts in the educational field are few and far in-between. Let me consider…

The search is on for the next superintendent in Douglas County and the people know who they want

The newly elected Douglas County School District (DCSC) Board of Education has wasted no time getting to work on behalf of its 68,000 public school students. In December board members answered a loud call from those who elected them by voting unanimously to end the Choice Scholarship voucher program that would have used public funds to support private schools. At…

Proposed tax reform falls short of Constitutional guarantees

I ended a lesson discussing the American Constitution with my head spinning a bit today. Leave it to middle school students to bring raw reality to life through poignant comments about their concerns and aspirations, which they believe are not being currently addressed by their government. Though my students bought in to the ideal that our government was designed by…

In Douglas County, it’s not about vouchers. It’s about vision.

How does this benefit me? How does this benefit my family? How does this affect my neighbors?    These are all seemingly common and innocuous questions that all voters think about when entering the polls. One might even suggest that the questions are simple—simple until you consider answering those questions from a short- or long-term perspective. Douglas County has historically…