The Pernicious Problem of Ageism

If you are not already part of a group disadvantaged by prejudice, just wait a couple of decades—you will be. Unlike all other prejudices, ageism is relevant to every person fortunate enough to make it beyond a sixth decade of life. Unlike the attention focused on other prejudices, however, ageism has been poorly studied and rarely confronted. Until recently, […]

Age-ism: A Reality for Teachers Today, Despite Shortages

This post went viral. Nancy Bailey points out that several Presidential candidates are “old,” compared to most teachers. “Jeb Bush is 62. Hillary Clinton is 67. Donald Trump is 69 and Bernie Sanders is 73. If these individuals were teaching in a public school, and not famous politicians, what would you bet that they’d still […]