The Power of a DREAM

ATTENTION!! If you’re reading this, you’ve got work to do RIGHT NOW! I need to hear from you by 10am Tuesday. The National Education Association has been asked by some of our partners, like United We Dream, to help them,…

Learning Online? Let the Buyer Beware

I’m often asked how I feel about the amazing potential of on-line universities in the news these days. Who isn’t impressed by the creative capacity of educators who connect students nationally or internationally in electronic and social media learning experiences…

Lily Sings the National Anthem @ the NEA Representative Assembly

Lily Eskelsen kicked off the annual Representative Assembly with a stirring version of the National Anthem…

Can You Make a Difference? Yes, You can!

In this world of grey cynicism and pale apathy, it’s easy to think that the big things have all been done. That we’re all at the mercy of Billionaire Big Brothers who will decide our collective fate and no vale…

Lily Eskelsen Keynote @ Netroots Nation

Did you miss the livestream? Watch the video here: Watch live streaming video from fstv1 at livestream.com…

Why Would We Give Kids Permission to Ruin Their Lives?

There are currently several states debating whether or not they should raise the age that children must attend school if they have not already graduated. These states allow children as young as 16 to make a very adult decision to…

In Case You Were Wondering What Educators Do On National Teacher Day…

It’s National Teacher Day. So, on this day, teachers will be teaching good nutrition.

And first aid.

And how to say, “Excuse me.”…

Affordable College is not a Luxury. It´s the Foundation of a Healthy Middle Class

I am a teacher today because the government of the United States of America invested in me. My country gave me money to go to college.…

Go to the Movies. Save a Life

Bully is game changing in the way we think about and act on childhood bullying. What changes is the belief that bullying is simply a case of Kids Will Be Kids. Children are dying, and this movie tells the truth…

Trabajadoras: A Union Voice for Working Women

I thought about the myth we’ve all comfortably believe: Today’s worker is protected from discrimination, exploitation and abuse. There are contracts and laws that protect today’s worker. It’s not like the bad old days of robber barons who treated their…