America is Not a Melting Pot

by Punita Rice Culture

America is NOT a melting pot. This art is based on "Crowded" by Mari Orr (@meandering_mari), available on Society6.

I wrote a little bit about the misunderstood concept of the “melting pot” over at Medium. Here’s the link. PS – You may also like these posts: some thoughts on American tragedies, and a post on the 2016 election. The art used in the featured image for this post is based on an original art piece called “Crowded,” by artist … Read More

Travel Ban

by Punita Rice Culture

PunitaRiceopedBaltimoreSun

I got an opportunity to share my thoughts on the travel ban in an op-ed for the Baltimore Sun. It was published over the weekend in their online edition, and went out this morning in the print edition. I wrote about my toddler’s love of firetrucks, what it means to be a good neighbor, and what I see as fading … Read More

Thoughts on Education Policy

by Punita Rice Teaching

Thoughts on Education Policy

I wrote a brief rant/essay over at medium in which I ask: is education policy broken? Here’s an excerpt from the post: …We implement new concepts [in school systems] without even waiting to see the results of the initial intervention of the first one[s]. We ignore what the research tells us and continue doing more of the same. The trend is … Read More