Vina Kay

The Conundrum of Consumerism

If your Facebook feed was like mine on Black Friday, it was full of contradictions. Many friends were heading to protests – against a too low minimum wage, working conditions that cut short Thanksgiving holidays, and the profits enjoyed by so few. Some were heading out to take advantage of bargains. Others were boycotting the…

Vina Kay

From Teaching to Transformation

I have been thinking about teachers. These days, the news is about teacher unions and mediation, teacher performance evaluations, the pros and cons of Teach for America. But instead of all that, I have been thinking about teachers and what it means to have a teacher, what it means to be a teacher. My parents…