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The Newly Dangerous Iran: A Gift From the W. Bush Administration

(18) Comments | Posted March 5, 2012 | 9:42 AM

Iran's president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, has said that the Holocaust never happened and that there are no homosexuals in Iran. Iran's Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Khamenei, said last week that sanctions will not curb Iranian nuclear ambitions. A day before that, Iran's deputy armed forces head,...

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The Inevitable Islamist Domination in the New Arab Democracies

(12) Comments | Posted February 1, 2012 | 2:52 PM

On Wednesday of last week, Egyptians commemorated the first anniversary of their January 25 Revolution. Two days earlier, Egypt sat its first democratically elected Parliament in six decades. Unlike the sham parliamentary elections of 2010, these were, according to most accounts, free and fair -- which is why

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Substitute Teacher Training

(7) Comments | Posted January 27, 2011 | 11:20 AM

Too often, it seems that the most shocking news occurs in my home state of Florida. I saw some disturbing Florida news last week that got me thinking.

William Amory, a substitute teacher in Sarasota, was arrested and is being charged with child abuse. While substituting for...

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A Resolution Worth Keeping

(3) Comments | Posted December 27, 2010 | 11:26 AM

As 2010 comes to a close, it's time to start thinking about those good ole New Year's resolutions. I have a proposal for a resolution that I think you will find worth your effort in keeping beyond 2011.

With U.S. students lagging behind their international peers as recent test...

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Teacher Salaries and Shortage Areas

(6) Comments | Posted November 15, 2010 | 3:39 PM

When I was young, my mother was always tired. On many days she would arrive home from work, lie on the sofa, and fall asleep. I didn't understand how anyone could be that tired. Until I also became a teacher.

I thought of my mother this past week when...

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Parents: You're Not Off the Hook!

(15) Comments | Posted October 22, 2010 | 8:09 PM

A friend of mine was concerned that, by calling teachers "supermen" in my first blog entry, I was placing a disproportionate load of responsibility onto their shoulders. As far as schools go, I am comfortable doing that because I know that in education systems, teachers are the greatest determinant of...

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Who is the Real Superman?

(8) Comments | Posted October 14, 2010 | 3:12 AM

Some people call me Superman. Although I would like to think that they do so because I'm a fantastic person who looks out for the underdog, I am certain that it's largely because my name is Christopher Reeve. Either way, I spent the last five years as a public school...

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