Immigration — America Can Do Better by Embracing Freedom of Choice

The mess at the Southern Border has been ongoing for numerous administrations and is spiraling out of control. Shifting patterns of immigration have brought 300,000 from countries not normally associated with immigration to the southern border since mid 2019. We need a fair and enforceable immigration law that allows access to the U.S., protects migrants for exploitation and humanitarian crisis, and also protects the public from unsustainable social and financial burdens. Recently, I have had the opportunity to speak with a number of immigrants from Eastern and Southern Europe, as well as Central and South America. I am thrilled that

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Comparing ‘Critical Thinking’ and ‘Critical Consciousness’ Pedagogy in Public Schools

On Wednesday August 11th, The Connecticut Association of Schools hosted an event titled – Learning & Leading for Systemic Racial & Social Justice. The star-studded lineup included opening remarks by Miguel Cardona, U.S. secretary of education, and remarks by Charlene Russell-Tucker, acting Connecticut commissioner of education. In the spirit of Rahm Emanuel’s saying, “You never want a serious crisis to go to waste,” the clear intent of this conference was to take this moment of America’s racial reckoning, to shift the purpose of K-12 education from developing critical thinking to an emphasis on critical consciousness. The term critical thinking was

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Government Sets the Price of Money – and That Creates a Wealth Gap

How deeply a society understands money seems to vary inversely with the functionality of the money used in that society. For the U.S. money hasn’t been too much of a problem. This lack of understanding in America, reminds me of the David Foster Wallace joke: There are these two young fish swimming along, and they happen to meet an older fish swimming the other way, who nods at them and says, “Morning, boys. How’s the water?” And the two young fish swim on for a bit, and then eventually one of them looks over at the other and goes, “What

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