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Entries by Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. from 09/2011

In Defense of My President

| Posted 09.08.2011 | Politics

With frustrations high and solutions still a bit unclear, we should expect the pressure to become intensified in the coming months. However, it is crystal clear to me that there are unrealistic expectations of the president.

A Year Later and We Are Still Waiting for Superman

| Posted 09.11.2011 | Education

Almost a year after the film's premiere, the American educational system is still not living up to its potential. Sure, education reform was the phrase on the tip of everyone's tongue, but most of the fervor and commitment to educational change has all but subsided.

Time to Learn: Revisiting the School Calendar Debate

| Posted 09.16.2011 | Education

The nine-month school calendar that emerged over a century and a half ago has proven resistant to change.

Historically Black Colleges and Universities Are Worth Saving

| Posted 09.22.2011 | Black Voices

If you haven't been paying much attention to the debate concerning the relevance and effectiveness of historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs), now is the time to sit up and take notice.

President Obama, NCLB and the School Reform Blame Game

| Posted 09.26.2011 | Education

Society in general needs to understand that the lack of quality teachers, effective administration, and parental involvement are all factors that contribute to the current state of our educational system.

90 Days After the Murder of James C. Anderson

| Posted 09.26.2011 | Black Voices

For several years, I have believed that my home state of Mississippi was making great strides in the area of race relations. However, this faith was shaken to its core on June 26, 2011.