Not in Our Town
What is the "promise" that special education was to keep?  It was to demonstrate to all people, and especially those of us most
Burton Blatt (1981)
intimately involved, that each person can contribute to the larger society, that all people are equally valuable, that a human being
is entitled to developmental opportunities and that development is plastic.
We have been faithful; we have supported humanistic precepts and philosophies, and we have believed that there is "enrichment
through difference."
Thus, the promise of special education has always been, and remains today, not a special curriculum, or special methods, or even
special teachers.  The gifts that this movement was to endow us with were the gifts of optimism and belief in the human ethos,
charity and love for our brothers, and the conviction that our work is not to judge who can or cannot change, but rather to fulfill the
prophecy that all people can change; each person can learn.
For the promise to be kept, for these things to occur beyond wish or fantasy, one must begin with oneself.  Before I ask the world
to change, I must change.
I am the beginning step.
All for Good
Volunteer Match
Time:  How Service Can Save Us
Love Has No Labels
ABLE National Resource Center
Dyslexia Simulation
Can you make it to the end?
The DNA Journey
You Down With ADD
We Are The World | USA for Africa (1985)
We Are The World 25 for Haiti
I'd like to buy the world a Coke | 1971
Justin Hines | Say What You Will
We Are America
Her Voice is My Voice
Supreme Court Decision
Hidden Figures
Katherine Johnson
Walk Off The Earth | Material Girl
Best Buddies
Indiana Governor's Council for People with Disabilities
Sitting Bull
"Let us put our minds together and see
what life we will make for our children."
Sitting Bull
Sitting Bull
Single Mothers Grants
Code Girl
Special Olympics:  Words Hurt
End Law Syndrome
I Want You Back | Lucky Chops
There Is No White Jesus
The Disturbing History of the Suburbs
The Washington Post:  Segregation
Center for Youth Wellness
What's Going On | Marvin Gaye
Aretha Franklin |  A Change Is Gonna Come
Love Train | The O'Jays
Old Movie Stars Dance to Uptown Funk
American Humane
@TheRepProject Media Lab
American Muslims: Fact vs. Fiction
Masculinity in Popular Culture
Becoming | Michelle Obama
First Lady Michelle Obama Carpool Karaoke
Love and Happiness | Al Green
Kind and Generous | Natalie Merchant
How Glad I Am | Nancy Wilson
Save Them All
The Deepest Well
Nelson Mandela | The Specials
Gil Scott-Heron | Johannesburg
Macy Gray | I Try
Mumford & Sons | I Will Wait
Bruno Mars | Count On Me
Meghan Trainor | Close Your Eyes
A Single Parent's Financial Guide to Returning to School
Miriam Makeba
Miss Representation
Don't Stop Me Now | Queen
Pass It On
How to Teach Boys to Be Better Men
Global Girls Alliance
Kesha | Here Comes the Change
Intelligent Lives
Grover Washington, Jr. | Winelight
Queen | Bohemian Rhapsody Live
Benny Goodman
Balkanske Igre
Mozart - Piano Concerto no 21 - Andante
Beethoven Symphony No. 9
Buffy Sainte-Marie Documentary
The Great American Lie
Amazing Grace
Dixie Chicks | Wide Open Spaces
Dixie Chicks | Not Ready To Make Nice
Civil Rights
Free Grants for Veterans
Rocket  Man
Joao Gilberto
Five Resources for Healthy Masculinity
Equality Act
Be My Eyes
Be My Eyes
Natasha Behl
Why Cultural Diversity Matters
Free America
Free America
Sandy Hook Promise
Sandy Hook Promise
Lindsey Stirling
Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity
ChildCare Aware America
be a looper
Multicultural Education
Inspiring Equity, Inclusion, and Social Justice
Multicultural Education
Creating Learning Communities
Teaching Students with Diverse Learning Needs (Elementary)
Teaching Students with Diverse Learning Needs
Teaching Students with Diverse Learning Needs (Secondary)
Isley Brothers | For the Love of You
Four Tops | Standing in the Shadows of Love
Delivering Jobs
Delivering Jobs
Protect Press Freedom
Greta Thunberg
Greta Thunberg
Sexual Violence Prevention | NCAA
Sunrise Movement
Sunrise Movement
March for Our Lives
March for Our Lives
The Milagro Foundation
The Milagro Foundation
Center for Biological Diversity
Center for Biological Diversity
Doctors Without Borders
Doctors Without Borders
Define American
Define American
(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay
Listen to the Music
Playing for Change
Bob Dylan | Greatest Hits
Believe in a Seventh Generation
We Keep Us Safe
We Keep Us Safe
Doobie Brothers | What A Fool Believes
David Sanborn | Straight to the Heart
Bill Withers | Lean On Me
Earth Wlnd & Fire | September
Sam Smith | Stay With Me
Cyber Bullying Guide
Embracing and Teaching DIVERSITY
Malala Yousafzai | Internet Resources
Nelson Mandela Internet Resources
Remembering and Teaching the Holocaust
Alcohol Rehab Help
"We conclude that, in the field of public education, the
doctrine of 'separate but equal' has no place.
Separate educational facilities are inherently unequal."
Brown v. Board of Education
Civil Rights Trail
Existing While Black
Lynching in America
Just Mercy
Just Mercy Official Trailer
Myths and Facts About Supported Inclusive Education
All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten
Most of what I really need to know about how to live and what to
do and how to be, I learned in kindergarten.  Wisdom was not at
the top of the graduate mountain, but there in the sandbox at
nursery school.

These are the things I learned:
Share everything.  Play fair.  Don't hit people.  Put things back where you found them.  Clean up your
own mess.  Don't take things that aren't yours.  Say you're sorry when you hurt somebody.  Wash
your hands before you eat.  Flush.

Warm cookies and cold milk are good for you.  Live a balanced life.  Learn some and think some and
draw and paint and sing and dance and play and work everyday some.  Take a nap every afternoon.

When you go out into the world, watch for traffic, hold hands, and stick together.

Be aware of wonder.  Remember the little seed in the plastic cup.  The roots go down and the plant
goes up and nobody really knows how or why, but we are all like that.  Goldfish and hamsters and
white mice and even the little seed in the plastic cup - they all die.  So do we.

And then remember the book about Dick and Jane and the first word you learned, the biggest word of
all:  Look.  Everything you need to know is in there somewhere.  The Golden Rule and love and basic
sanitation.  Ecology and politics and sane living.

Think of what a better world it would be if we all - the whole world - had cookies and milk about three
o'clock every afternoon and then lay down with our blankets for a nap.  Or if we had a basic policy in
our nations to always put things back where we found them and cleaned up our own messes.

And it's still true, no matter how old you are, when you go out into the world, it is better to hold hands
and stick together.
In Memory: Evangeline Caron Pothitos Mihail
Eva Catherine
Free Grants for Ex-Felons
Crip Camp
The National Council
National Bail Fund Network
National Bail Out
The Bail Project
National Bail Out
The Bail Project
How to talk to your children about protests and racism
Raising Race Conscious Children
The 1619 Project
Greenwood Massacre
Lynchings in Georgia
John Lewis:  Good Trouble
90-year-old grandfather dances with granddaughters
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Best Moments
Knock Down the House
Women of the Century | USA Today
Suffrage at 100
The Choice
The Look
The Talk
Dear Black Man
2001:  A Space Odyssey
The Blood of Emmett Till
The Truths We Hold | Kamala Harris
Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far On Foot | John Callahan
Mercury | Lesley-Ann Jones
I Am Malala
Autoboyography | Christina Lauren
Notorious RBG
Now One Foot, Now the Other | Tomie dePaola
Sweetness | Jeff Pearlman
Invisible Women | Caroline Criado Perez
Bartholomew and the Oobleck | Dr. Seuss
Shortest Way Home | Pete Buttigieg
The Moment of Lift | Melinda Gates
Staggerford | Jon Hassler
Simon's Night | Jon Hassler
Unraveling Oliver | Liz Nugent
The Book of Joy | Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu, Douglas Abrams
Being Mortal | Atul Gawande
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine | Gail Honeyman
The Tatooist of Auschwitz | Heather Morris
The Naked Ape
The Handmaid's Tale
The Good Neighbor | Maxwell King
A Queer History of the United States | Michael Bronski
Seriously ... I'm Kidding | Ellen DeGeneres
Bettyville | George Hodgman
Because Internet | Gretchen McCulloch
My Time Among the Whites | Jennine Capo' Crucet
Me | Elton John
Sapiens | Yuval Noah Harari
Theft by Finding | David Sedaris
The Importance of Being Little | Erika Christakis
Things Fall Apart | Chinua Achebe
Sharp Objects | Gillian Flynn
A Separate Peace | John Knowles
To Kill A Mockingbird | Harper Lee
Looking Backward | Edward Bellamy
Queer There and Everywhere
Olive Kitteridge
We Keep Us Safe | Zach Morris
The Ones We've Been Waiting For | Charlotte Alter
The Nickel Boys | Colson Whitehead
American Dirt | Jeanine Cummins
White Fragility | Robin Diangelo
The Shipping News
Apex Hides the Hurt | Colson Whitehead
Chronicles - Volume One | Bob Dylan
Over the Earth I Come | Duane Schultz
A Long Petal of the Sea | Isabel Allende
Bound for Glory | Woody Guthrie
Raising White Kids
Small Great Things
Transforming Teacher Education for Social Justice
Just Mercy
The Deepest Well
Why Baseball Matters
How To Babysit A Grandpa
The Sentinel
Benny:  King of Swing
Call Me American
Educated:  A Memoir
The Underground Railroad
Nelson Mandela In His Own Words
This is Waht America Looks Like
Gay Like Me | Richie Jackson
I Love You, Grandpa | Jillian Harker and Daniel Howarth
Sag Harbor | Colson Whitehead
Anne Frank in the World | Anne Frank House
White Rage | Carol Anderson
The Colossus of New York | Colson Whitehead
Too Much and Never Enough | Mary L. Trump
Calypso | David Sedaris
Ordinary Girls | Jaquira Diaz
Luster | Raven Leilani
The Pull of the Stars | Emma Donoghue
Chronicle of a Death Foretold | Gabriel Garcia Marquez
50th Anniversary | 2001: A Space Odyssey
This Burns My Heart | Samuel Park
Conversion Therapy
Conversion Therapy
Lost Voices
The Moment of Lift | Melinda Gates
Feminist Children's Books
My Own Words | Ruth Bader Ginsburg
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
The Jason Foundation
The Jason Foundation
Stop 'whitesplaining' racism to me
JUMBO shrimp
Grocery Store Malaprops
Sitting Pretty | Rebekah Taussig
Raising Them | Kyl Myers
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
raising zoomer
raising zoomer
raising zoomer
Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant | Anne Tyler
Fleetwood Mac | The Chain
Fleetwood Mac | Go Your Own Way
A Promised Land | Barack Obama
Maya Angelou's Most Empowering Lessons
CDC | Coronavirus
CDC | Corona Virus
World Health Organization:  Coronavirus
Survivor Corps
COVID-19 Bootcamp 101
Survivor Corps
COVID-19 Bootcamp
Johns Hopkins University of Medicine Coronavirus Resource Center
Black Lives Matter
Take Action
Take Action
National Museum of African American Music
National Museum of African American Music
Not Just George Floyd
Fight for Freedom
Stand Up For Something
PBS Kids:  Race & Racism
The King Center
Equal Justice Initiative
Being Antiracist
Obama Foundation
The Queen's Gambit
Carl Sagan
HBCU Matters
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
"As we approach the evening of our lives, we want
to make sure our children have a better morning."
Elijah Cummings
When asked about the charges against six
police officers in the death of Freddie Gray.
Elijah Cummings
Quincy Jones | If I Ever Lose This Heaven
Glenn Miller
Race to the Vaccine
The Fire Next Time | James Baldwin
COVID-19 Resource Guide
COVID-19 Resource Guide
COVID-19 Resource Guide
How to give psychological first aid
Crisis Text Line
Weather | Jenny Offill
Caste | Isabel Wilkerson
President Biden Executive Order
Patient Care Heroes
Patient Care Heroes
Plan Your Vaccine
Just As I Am | Cicely Tyson
speak | Laurie Halse Anderson
All We Can Save Project
All We Can Save Project
Stand Together
Alliance for Educational Justice
Alliance for Educational Justice
The Three Mothers
Say Her Name
Folklore | Taylor Swift
Everything I Wanted | Billie Eilish
I Can't Breathe | H.E.R.
Black Parade | Beyonce'
Elliot Page
The Shell Collector | Anthony Doerr
One Life | Megan Rapinoe
Time:  We Are Not Silent
Association for Asian Students
Association for Asian Students
Protesters rally around the country
How to be an Ally to the Asian Community
National Museum of African American History & Culture
National Civil Rights Museum
Stamped From the Beginning
Amanda Gorman
The Underground Railroad
Culture & Change: Black History in America
The Internet African American History Challenge
Encyclopedia Britannica Guide to Black History
African American History
African Studies (Columbia University)
I Have A Dream
I Have A Dream
Kulture Kids:  African American Culture
African American History Month
Rosa Parks: The Woman who Changed a Nation
Black History Themes
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Internet Resources
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Internet Resources
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Internet Resources
"Injustice anywhere is a threat
to justice everywhere."
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Internet Resources
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Internet Resources
This Day in Black History
The Be Kind People Project
The Be Kind People Project
Eva Catherine
Lead with Love | Emotions
Dear Pandemic
Dear Pandemic
Coming Together
Bring Change to Mind
Nadia's Initiative
Inspiring Young Heroes
"The median age of the world is less than 30 years old, which means that
young people are actually the most important - and most affected -
stakeholders when talking about our global future."
Klaus Schwab | TIME, Vol. 195, Nos. 3 - 4, 2020
The Hill We Climb
Education Cannot Wait
Future Coalition
World War Zero
Climate Change | United Nations
Climate Change | United Nations
Climate Change | United Nations
Rainforest Action Network
Rainforest Action Network
Kamala Harris | Message for American Women
"We don't fully lean in to our power until everyone we claim to represent
is being elevated, nourished and supported.  We are all transformed
when we learn through our differences."
Raquel Willis | TIME, Vol. 197, Nos. 9 - 10, 2021