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Racial Injustice in America

Is There a Case for Teaching About Critical Race Theory? I have been skeptical about the value of teaching students about Critical Race Theory (CRT), especially in K-12. However, a recent discussion with a colleague opened my eyes about what CRT means in the context of education. It’s clear to... Read more →


Why America's Moral Values Are in Decline

Gallup Poll Blames a Sharp Political Divide I have blogged many times before about the decline of moral values in America. We are falling off a cliff in that regard. Let’s face it: We have lost our moral compass as a society and it’s likely to get worse before it... Read more →


Should College Athletes Be Able to Profit from the Use of Their Name, Image, and Likeness?

Implications of Supreme Court Decision After a long battle in the courts, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled that the NCAA rules that limit educational benefits for athletes are not reasonably necessary to distinguish between college and professional sports. Under current NCAA rules, athletes cannot be paid or profit from... Read more →


What is Critical Race Theory

Is America a Racist Country? Critical race theorists hold that the law and legal institutions are inherently racist insofar as they function to create and maintain social, economic, and political inequalities between whites and nonwhites, especially African Americans. Critical race theorists believe that political liberalism was incapable of adequately addressing... Read more →


The Morality of Educating Migrant Children by San Diego Teachers

An Ethical Analysis of Rights and Fairness I am for educating migrant children. All children who are residents of California should be educated. The question is whether migrant children have a moral right to be educated. The 14th amendment of the US Constitution established that anyone born in the US... Read more →


What is the Difference Between Having a Purpose in Life and Your Objectives?

Do Better by Being Better Very often, we find there is a confusion between what we consider to be a purpose and what we consider to be an objective. The purpose is the reason why you exist or why you do what you do. The objective is what it needs... Read more →


What is Blogging Ethics

Becoming an Influencer I’ve been blogging for about 15 years and have developed a code of ethics, taken in part from those who have been there, done that, and my own experiences. Given this relatively new way to communicate on social media, perhaps my observations will help others with similar... Read more →


What are the ethical obligations of a school district and the teachers’ union to its students during the pandemic?

Cancel Culture at Work Again It appears the San Francisco Unified School District Board of Education (SFUSD) has plenty of time to vote on changing the names of schools but not enough to ensure that the districts’ schools can open safely. Rather than spend time figuring out the best (safest)... Read more →


What are the Challenges of Switching to E-Learning During COVID-19?

Creating an Effective E-Learning Environment Imagine if the pandemic had hit five years ago. We would not have been able to switch to an online course structure with no live interaction. That would have been a true disaster. It’s hard enough to engage students in the learning experience, but since... Read more →


Why Do Good People Sometimes Do Bad Things?

The Role of Cognitive Dissonance Have you ever wondered why people you know who seem to be paragons of virtue sometimes deviate from ethical norms and do the wrong thing? Just about everybody knows such a person. But, what causes them to act that way in a particular situation? I... Read more →