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Entries by Dr. Jim Taylor from 04/2010

Reading Is Fundamental!

| Posted 04.05.2010 | Politics

Since 1966, RIF has distributed 365 million free books to kids who wouldn't otherwise have the opportunity to read. Putting its funding at risk doesn't speak well of our country's priorities.

Steve Jobs's Diabolical Plan for Global Domination

| Posted 04.07.2010 | Technology

Seventy-five percent of respondents said they slept with their phones in their beds.

Failing Students, Not Failing Schools

| Posted 04.13.2010 | Politics

We need to give poor parents the resources and support they need so they can devote the time and energy necessary to prepare their children for academic success.

Stop Blaming the Teachers

| Posted 04.19.2010 | Politics

Teachers who teach in poorly performing schools should get Congressional commendations just for showing up every day.

Stanford Charter School Fails to Make the Grade

| Posted 04.21.2010 | Politics

How much more evidence do we need before we conclude that charter schools aren't the panacea for America's public education woes that so many believe them to be?

Understanding Americus Libertarius (Libertarians)

| Posted 04.26.2010 | Politics

My interactions with libertarians have revealed them to be intelligent, engaged, and persuasive in their arguments. At the same time, libertarians raise questions about certain other qualities.

Should Bad Parenting Be a Crime?

| Posted 04.28.2010 | Politics

Hey, it wasn't my idea; a commenter raised the question in response to a recent blog post in which I argued that bad parenting is the number-one cause...

Less Input and More "Innerput": Take Time to Internalize Information

| Posted 04.29.2010 | Technology

As of a few weeks ago, there were more than 21 billion pages on the Web.

N.E.I. is the New T.M.I.

| Posted 04.30.2010 | Technology

One of America's most cherished rights is citizens' right to privacy. Yet these days, a growing swath of America, mostly the young and tech savvy, are not only unconcerned about their privacy, but actively eschew that right.