Dana R. Casey is a veteran high school English teacher, a mother, an artist, a home chef, a carpenter, and a writer. She is working towards the return of an America which includes civil discourse, a diversity of ideas, and individual freedom balanced by personal responsibility. Her work has appeared on Conservative Teachers of America, D. C. Clothesline, Freedom Outpost, and Candid Discourse.
I’ve been considering how much time I spend on Facebook, and how often I share posts that point out the weakness, sinfulness, or foolishness of another without even knowing whether it is true.
I wanted to build my life upon Madeline L’Engle’s model. She ultimately failed me, but not completely; and I love her still.
Most of the people promising big things out of urban schools have not actually taught in them. Visit my halls for one day, then tell me if any education fad can help.
Although I grew up in a union household and surrounded by progressive peers, I kept noticing liberal policies sound good but actually reinforce poor choices. It dawned on me: I’m a conservative.
Fear often turns into anger and hatred. There was plenty of that being stoked in the 1960s, but much more than racism caused white flight from Baltimore.
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