Hypocrisy 101

Mamacita says:  Today I wish to discuss hypocrisy.  The hypocrisy of some people’s ancestral pride. So many people are interested in and curious about their DNA origins, paying out good money to be analyzed and labeled. . .it’s a fad … Continue reading

The Challenger: Never Forget

Mamacita says:  I repost this every year on the anniversary of the Challenger explosion. My school was excited beyond all measure about the Challenger. A TEACHER was going into space, and this was unheard of. The students were thrilled to … Continue reading

Your Ancestors Were Immigrants; Live Up To Them!

Mamacita says: Oh please, society, let us learn from the past, just a little bit?  Because those in charge of those in charge of the education of our children are doing it all wrong.  Real education has nothing to do … Continue reading

Mamacita Says: Rant, Rant, Rant. Rant.

Mamacita says:  Rant, rant, rant. This essay has been posted on many an education blog, for the past several years, and it’s just as relevant today as it was yesterday. John Taylor,  retired  superintendent of Lancaster County School District in … Continue reading

Ages and Generations

Mamacita says:  One of the wonderful advantages of a college class is the mixture of ages, even generations, sitting together and sharing points of view. (I’ve always thought school should be about ability, never about age, but don’t get me … Continue reading

Honorable Earning vs. Entitlement

Mamacita says:  When something, no matter what, is earned, that is honorable; whereas, getting something because one feels entitled, is not.  Not honorable at all.  Go ahead; bring it on.  I’m standing my ground on this one. When I was … Continue reading