Category: Social Activism

Why I am still proud to be an American

Why I am still proud to be an American I struggled to write a patriotic post this year. With everything that has transpired over the past year, what do I have to be proud of? I heard the sentiment echoed from many of my friends and…

Should We Allow Straight Ticket Voting?

Straight ticket voting is the pushing of a buttonĀ that allows someone to vote downballot for one single party. There is a bill currently going through the Texas Legislature to repeal this straight party voting (HB 25). You can read some more about the bill and statistics…

You Are More Than a Test

  As many of you know, I taught third grade for my first 3 years of teaching. I loved the age, but ultimately, I felt testing was a major deterrent to teaching and learning and subsequently spent the rest of my teaching career in kindergarten (which…

Save Texas Schools

We marched on the steps of the state capitol. No. We ran on the steps of the state capitol chasing a tired toddler that had been cooped up in the car for too long. We drove to Austin for the Save Texas Schools Rally. Of my…