Karla Haas Moskowitz, PhD, MA, MA, MFA's blog
I am a long way from becoming a good poet
I am much closer, however, to becoming a good person. I thought about this during my graduation ceremony last weekend in Port Townsend, Washington where I celebrated the completion of a Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Writing at Goddard College.
It is true that teaching is a radical act; however, in some ways more so is the act of learning. Our systems of public schooling and higher education would benefit from authentic transformation not only for the purpose of increased student achievement, but also to reconnect learners to what it means to be fully human. As with all radical transformations, history has shown us that an activist stance is necessary to inspire and support this process. Perhaps we are seeing some of this in Chicago this week.