Educational and Political Philosophy:
Education is a Human Right to be guaranteed for all. A quality education enables us to fully develop our critical thinking skills. I encourage my students to use their critical thinking skills to investigate our country and world and see how to improve them; to analyze and evaluate how politics and government are, or are not, working to create equal opportunity for all.
I really enjoy teaching and studying Political Science, Politics, and Public Policy. The word "politics" has its roots in the ancient Greek word "polis", which means city/community. To study and/or engage in politics means to be involved with making decisions by, with, and for the community. As the late U.S. Senator Paul Wellstone said, "Politics is not about money and power games, it's about improving peoples' lives."