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Eric Kester

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An Inside Look at Harvard's Cheating Scandal

(134) Comments | Posted September 7, 2012 | 9:11 PM

I am a recent Harvard grad who has just published a memoir that discusses my experience at the college, including my observations on a cheating culture that surprised me. I never cheated myself, but I certainly saw a lot of the seedier side of the famed university: widespread copying of...

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My Speech for Fifth Grade Class President

(6) Comments | Posted August 31, 2012 | 12:23 PM

My fellow 5th Grade-icans,

I am not running for class president because I have a bigger baseball card collection than the other candidates -- which I do -- but because I am a patriot and I love my class in a totally non-cootie related way. We...

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Winning Back the Teenage Male

(45) Comments | Posted August 9, 2012 | 11:36 AM

Every high school English teacher knows that to control the classroom you must earn your students' respect, a difficult task when part of your job is frowning at giggles induced by the term "dangling participle." As a young teacher who occasionally swears in class, though, I figured I was safely...

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