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Entries by Steve Nelson from 11/2010

Leave Your Children Alone!

| Posted 11.01.2010 | Education

While the nation gnashes its teeth waiting for Superman to visit failing schools we may be doing a more grave disservice to the kids who seem to be succeeding.

Two Subjects Missing in the Curriculum

| Posted 11.05.2010 | Education

Seldom do the words aimlessness or empathy appear in school mission statements. They should.

Is Blood on Your Hands?

| Posted 11.10.2010 | Education

When desperate teenagers hang themselves or jump off bridges there's more than enough blame to pass around.

Gay Pride, Straight Pride -- What's the Difference?

| Posted 11.16.2010 | Education

As the head of a school, I occasionally deal with student matters where Constitutional rights are invoked as a defense. Sometimes I invite them to do a little research on rights of secondary school students.

One Nation Under God?

| Posted 11.19.2010 | Education

Religion aside, children should not be required to utter pledges and oaths of any kind. Uncritical declarations of loyalty, to country or to God are anti-educational.

Education Reform -- Crashing on the Bell Curve

| Posted 11.24.2010 | Education

All the hot rhetoric over educational achievement is nonsense. The problem in America is a dangerous class divide, not a crisis in teaching and learning.