An Open Letter to Chuck Hockema
Dear Mr. Hockema, Congratulations on this week’s election victory, and welcome to the board of the Lafayette School Corporation. Although you don’t know me and I don’t know you, I commend your desire to support public education in our community. I firmly believe that our schools are some of our most important cultural institutions, and…
Stop the Slander
It’s that time of year. Backpacks are flying off the shelves at Walmart, school hallways are glistening with a fresh coat of wax, and parents are making their kids smile on the front porch for Instagram. As summer break comes to a bittersweet close, some 50 million American students will find themselves walking through the…
When Will We Ever Use This?
It’s only a matter of time. Maybe it will happen in the middle of another futile attempt to explain the difference between direct and indirect objects. Maybe it will happen while pointing out that no, alliterations are not the same as allusions, neither of which are related to allegories or analogies, oh and by the…