A gentle reminder ...

The goal of this blog initially was for Mr. Mc to show his students and friends what he doing while in Pennsylvania and DC in 2011. Now it's being used as a place for him, travelling colleagues and former students to discuss edumacation and history related "stuff" as well as ... well, anything which pops into his head. Mr. Mc would never knowingly embarrass either the school he loves or the family he is devoted to. By joining in the discussion, he expects the same of you.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

I want to like Woodrow Wilson, I really really do ...

In our discussion of the Declaration of Independence, Gettysburg Address and the I Have a Dream speech, President Wilson is a bridge of sorts to get us to the modern civil rights era. He was a progressive and an academic and has a view of the what a president should be that will be personified in FDR. But ... Wilson is pure academics. He is brilliant and controversial and one of the important voices of the Progressive movement. Dr. Burkett, the guest lecturer this week, is passionate about Wilson and I want to be won over. I'll keep working ... I may need to put him in the column with Andrew Jackson. I see their importance but I'm still wrestling with how I feel about them.

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