nazi salute at Baraboo High, nazi salute, Heil Hitler, Sieg Heil, Hitler greeting, Baraboo High, Baraboo Wisconsin, fascism, fascism in America, American fascism, This is not who we are, history, history Germany, World War Two, Holocaust, Nazi Germany, history education, high school history education, free speech, freedom of speech, hate speech, censorship, social engineering

Nazi Salute at Baraboo High: Freedom of Speech or History Education?

11-30-2018 Almost all the boys of the 2019 class of Baraboo High in Wisconsin posed for a picture doing the Nazi salute. Do the students have freedom of speech? Did they know what they were doing? If not, why not? ... Read More
baraboo high, hitler greeting, sieg heil, hitler sign, nazi salute, hitler salute, fascism in high school, history education in american high schools, world war two history in high schools, holocaust education high school

This Is Not Who We Are: The Baraboo High Nazi Salute and American Fascism

11-29-2018 Almost the entire male half of the 2019 class of Baraboo High in Wisconsin posed doing the Nazi salute. The first reaction of many was shock and "This is not who we are." But clearly it is. What to do about it? Do the students have freedom of speech? Did they know what they were doing? What is the role of history education? ... Read More
racial income disparity, racial asset disparity, asset disparity, What We Get Wrong, African-American businesses, African-American banking, institutional racism,.Closing the racial income gap Closing the racial wealth gap Racial Income Gap Housing Inequity Racial Wealth Gap Racial Wealth Disparity, black education, black banking, black banks, black-owned banks, black businesses, black-owned businesses, black home ownership, black families, white families, black one-parent families, black one-parent households, black single-mother families, black single-mother households,

The Racial Wealth Gap: Two Reports on Income and Asset Disparity

Two recent reports on racial income disparity and asset disparity address various reasons for the racial wealth gap. They look at black education, black housing disparity, black banking and black savings ... Read More
what is patriotism, patriotism definitio

Charlottesville: From Patriotism to Nationalism to Malignant Nationalism

Too many Americans can't distinguish between patriotism and nationalism, let alone malignant nationalism. Recognizing the difference is extremely important to any democracy that doesn't want to devolve into fascism ... Read More
post-Trump America, fascism, religion in public schools, history education, wir haben es nicht gewusst, American re-education, America after Trump, Geography education, re-education hitler youth, re-education americans, re-education hitler youth

Recognizing Fascism: Introducing History Education in Post-Trump America

Trump, Charlottesville -- you never saw them coming. Recognizing fascism requires real history education. In post-Trump America others may have to set that up.  ... Read More
boy scouts parents, 2017 national jamboree, the scout oath, the scout law, the scout oath and law, boy scouts of America, the boy scouts, trump and boy scouts , trump at boy scout jamboree 2017, trump's speech at boy scout jamboree,

To Livid Boy Scouts Parents: Trump’s Speech at the 2017 National Jamboree

Open letter to the angry Boy Scouts' parents, concerning Trump's speech at the 2017 National Jamboree: it's too easy for your children to "degrade themselves" -- they have an unquestioning respect for authority ... Read More
WWII history, World War Two history, history education in America, Muslim databank, Muslim identification requirement, Muslim registration, Muslim databanks, Muslim identification, Muslim ID's, Holocaust, history education, American history education, WWII, World War Two History education, WWII history, trump wants muslim databanks 11-2015

Trump’s Muslim Registration and Identification Plans: Why History Matters

What American kids should be learning in History class: Just because something starts off small doesn't mean it's not a big deal. Trump's Muslim registration and identification plans are definitely a big deal ... Read More
high school history education, Texas textbook board, feel-good history, James W. Loewen, Lies your teacher told you, American high school history eduction, high school history textbooks, high school history textbook publishers, school boards, local school boards, state school boards, Texas state school board, Texas education board,Judeo-Christian principles, critical thinking skills, outcome based education, behavior modification, knowledge based education, history teachers, historians, heroification, idolization of individuals, teaching patriotism, teaching history, controversial history, controversial topics, universities, parental authority, Texas Republican Platform, Lies My Teacher Told Me

Lies My Teacher Told Me: A Look at American High School History Education

Lies My Teacher Teacher Told Me, by James W. Loewen, explains why American high school history education results in the nationalism, the heroification of individuals, the lack of historical perspective, and the notion that universities are left-wing breeding grounds ... Read More
historical bibliographies, school libraries, children's libraries, children's library, high school history education, James W. Loewen, Lies My Teacher Told Me, high school history, middle school history, american history education, history education in america, historical biographies, anecdotal history, world history, american flag, american history, american history education, history education,

What Passes for American History Education is Pathetic, and Now I Know Why

American history education is comprised mostly of disjointed, unimportant personal anecdotes, dates of battles and numbers killed. Cause and effect are barely touched upon. I can see why kids think, "Booooring!" ... Read More
Trump's campaign rhetoric, 2016 presidential election campaign, James W. Loewen, Lies My Teacher Told Me, scapegoating, scapegoats, illegal immigrants, undocumented immigrants, high school history education, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, Trump's campaign demagoguery, Trump's campaign rhetoric, Hitler, strong-man, dictatorship, fascism, authoritarianism, trump,

Presidential Candidate Donald Trump and his Campaign Demagoguery

Angry goldfish and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has made scapegoating the main theme of his campaign demagoguery. This is when high school history education comes in handy, if you've had any ... Read More
respect for the law, racial profiling, SRO Ben Fields, school resources officer, officer slam, school police, police brutality, school discipline, School police, school police officer, excessive force, right to use force, SRO, Spring Valley High School, respect authority, authoritarianism, police brutality, child abuse,

Fans of SRO Ben Fields vs. Lawsuits for Excessive Force and Racial Profiling

SRO Ben Fields had lawsuits filed against him, for excessive force and for racial profiling. Yet the police and the school were okay with letting him loose on kids, and so are many others ... Read More
education, discipline, purpose of american public schools, public schools, american public schools, school to prison pipeline, being a teenager while black, montessori classroom, montessori system, montessori educationpoliticized public school system, discipline, targeting black students, officer slam, SRO Ben Fields, ,Montessori values, spring valley high school, officer slam, police violence, school resources officer, school discipline,

What’s the Purpose of American Public Schools, Education or Discipline?

How is it acceptable to have Officer Slam in American public schools? And why is discipline seen as the be-all, end-all in American public education? ... Read More
SRO Fields, SRO Ben Fields, SRO, School Resources Officer, spring valley high school officer slam, police violence, school resources officer, school resources officer Ben Fields, SRO Ben Fields, Spring Valley High School SRO Ben Fields, Ben Fields, school police, authoritarianism, police brutality, public school, American education system,

Spring Valley High School Student Violently Arrested by SRO Ben Fields

An SRO -- School Resources Officer -- at Spring Valley High School (S.C.) violently slammed a black female student to the floor and then threw her several feet toward the door. She was arrested for using her cell phone in class.  ... Read More
koch brothers, american history, american history education, american education, american education system, american public education, history education, george washington, american revolution, fourth of july, july 4th, 4th of july, independence day, american independence, american history knowledge, what do we celebrate on the 4th of july?,

Don’t Blame the Koch Brothers — American Education Was Always Awful

Don't blame the Koch brothers for bad American education -- it was terrible long before they were born ... Read More
slavery in history education, Civil War, civil war battles, old schoolhouse, history education, american education, american history education. high school history education, history education in America

What Is Good History Education: Civil War Battles or Why They Were Fought?

In good history education, the focus is not the war itself. (In this case the American Civil War.) It's why it was fought, the effects of a war on the following years, decades, centuries, and most importantly, what we learned from it ... Read More