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Entries by Joel Shatzky from 04/2011

Educating for Democracy: Programs That Teach, Not Drill

| Posted 04.12.2011 | Education

The WISE Individualized Senior Experience program gives teenage students intellectually challenging projects that enable them to develop a sense of independence.

Educating for Democracy: Who Really Won the Civil War?

| Posted 04.18.2011 | Education

Given that the poorest part of the country has traditionally been the South it seems to me that instead of "spreading the wealth," national policy is going in the direction of "spreading the poverty."

Educating for Democracy: The Power of Self-Deception

| Posted 04.25.2011 | Education

Our educational system has either failed young learners, or our culture of mistrust in anything that contradicts our "core beliefs" no matter how effectively proven wrong can lead us into self-deception.