REPOST: crippledscholar — No, Mitch McConnell’s Polio Treatment Wasn’t Government funded and it Likely Influenced his views on Healthcare

A couple of days ago a meme starting going around Facebook about Mitch McConnell’s history of surviving polio The thing is, beyond the fact that McConnell did in fact have Polio as a child, the rest of the text is false. His care was not government funded. He received care at the frankly prestigious Warm […] … Continue reading REPOST: crippledscholar — No, Mitch McConnell’s Polio Treatment Wasn’t Government funded and it Likely Influenced his views on Healthcare

Meet a Freedom Fighter: Cazembe

Hey fam! This week, I'm proud to introduce y'all to an inspiring freedom fighter: Cazembe Jackson. I've been lucky to call him my friend and comrade since I moved to the South, and his dedication to justice, intersectionality, and radical love have absolutely changed me as an activist and person. I interviewed him about his … Continue reading Meet a Freedom Fighter: Cazembe

GUEST POST: A day in my life as a high school queer

Hi, my name is Daniel. I am an 18-year-old, white, transgender boy. Though coming out as trans is quite recent for me, I have always been vocal about equal rights, and not just for the LGBTQ+ community. I’m going to be talking about my experiences at my former school, which is not limited to just my … Continue reading GUEST POST: A day in my life as a high school queer

Growth Mindset and Bootstraps

The New Bootstraps: Are we blaming kids for their own hardship?

The first time I heard someone talk about "grit" and growth mindset in education, it was at the STEM Think Tank and Conference, a 3-day conference about the unique challenges and opportunities in teaching girls about science and technology. The speaker was an administrator and researcher at a prestigious, private, K-12 girls' school in suburban … Continue reading The New Bootstraps: Are we blaming kids for their own hardship?