Helena, Montana / Nov 7, 2020: Pro Trump supporters at Stop the Steal rally holding signs against the media declaring Joe Biden President elect due to voter fraud and vote count being incomplete (photo purchased from BigStock.com).

As a high school humanities teacher, my blood boiled when on Thursday, Nov. 5, President Donald J. Trump claimed widespread voter fraud in a primetime address from the White House grounds.

“If you count the legal votes, I easily win,” he said. “If you count the illegal votes, they can…


I can think of no more hyperbolic, unfair, and ridiculous cover image than a golden student desk chair. But even the insulting art is also outdated and misleading, as more private schools favor discussion or Harkness tables.

Several years ago, this high school history and journalism teacher was covering anti-private school rhetoric in the mainstream press. I wanted (and still want) all school sectors to work together, not against one another, and I just couldn’t take the complete lack of ethics involved in some truly horrendous reporting.


FRAGILITY: More students today are upset with anything lower than perfection. Photo illustration purchased from Bigstock.com.

At the end of the fall semester, a distraught junior met with me about her grade in American History.

“This isn’t fair with all of my studying and hard work,” she said. “My parents will be angry and demand that I need to do better, that an A- is not…


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From the fourth grade on, and now as a high school teacher at my alma mater, I’ve been privileged to belong to the independent school community. Not only have I experienced firsthand what makes our small but vibrant community special, but I’ve also connected with colleagues and peer institutions to…


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As a high school history teacher, I had always felt strongly about remaining opaque politically.

For the following reasons, I justified my stance to my students.

1. Indoctrination. I believe that much of the nation automatically identifies teachers as liberals. While there might be some truth to this stereotype…


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However much I struggled, only when I found my passion for news reporting did my success in the humanities begin to soar — so much so, in fact, that I now teach journalism to my own history students, hopeful that they too will benefit from the combination.

I think it’s…


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Once during an exam on the Civil War, one of my 11th graders burst into tears, fearful of what a low grade on the test might do to her future. “I’ll never get into college now,” she told me, as I tried to console her. “I might as well give…


As an educator and a new parent of a son, I intend to do my best to raise him into a caring, responsible individual. …


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Listen to my recent conversation with Jonathan Haidt, co-author of “The Coddling of the American Mind.”

As a kid, I loved watching NBC’s Seinfeld–in fact, I still do. …


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David Cutler and Elana Rome are both teachers. Cutler is finishing his ninth year teaching high school history and journalism at his alma mater, Brimmer and May School in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. Rome is completing her fourth year teaching sixth-grade math at Brown Middle School in the Newton Public Schools…

David Cutler

A high school history and journalism teacher from Massachusetts.

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