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Entries by Joel Shatzky from 06/2011

Educating for Democracy: Jerry Brown's Sign of Sanity

| Posted 06.03.2011 | Education

Public funds are going to be funneled into more charter schools, vouchers and other schemes to degrade if not destroy the public education system in this country.

Educating for Democracy: Are Politicians 'Dumbing Us Down?'

| Posted 06.07.2011 | Education

The recent flak over Sarah Palin's grossly inaccurate recollection about "Paul Revere's Ride" makes me wonder if one of the future qualifications for the Presidency will be the candidate's "Ignorance Quotient."

In Defense of Anthony Weiner

| Posted 06.16.2011 | New York

The news that Weiner has decided to resign due to what I would regard as a prank makes me realize that we are living in an era in which sensationalism is being used as a substitute for serious political discourse.

Educating for Democracy: Following Finland's Example... Backwards

| Posted 06.24.2011 | Education

Many successful policies in Finnish education are being "mirrored" in the US. We're doing what they're doing but in the opposite direction.