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7 Essentials for Education Reform

Suzanne Tacheny Kubach | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Suzanne Tacheny Kubach

While urgency has increased and many fresh faces have taken up the cause, the core ideas guiding education reform have remained remarkably stable.

Lessons From Finland: Teachers And Unions In The World's Best Education System

Justin Snider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Justin Snider

On March 16, I sat down with Finland's Minister of Education, Ms. Henna Virkkunen, for a discussion of the Finnish educational system -- and what less...

It's All My Fault?

Timothy D. Slekar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Timothy D. Slekar

I was not able to see that I would, one day, become a "crappy" teacher -- a teacher that actually cares deeply about children and the learning process.

Why Forgive?

Anne Naylor | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Anne Naylor

What purpose does forgiving serve? And how do you forgive? The "how" was what I asked myself some 16 years ago, as I went into my divorce feeling emotionally distraught.

Inclusive Growth: From Desirable to Essential

Vinod Thomas | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Vinod Thomas

The concern for inclusive growth, or a growth pattern that includes all income strata, is not new. What is different is the nascent realization that without it, sustained growth will not be possible in the future.

Making Peace with Gaddafi

Dovid Efune | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dovid Efune

What would possess a Jew, whose family had suffered at Gaddafi's hands, to pursue an active agenda in service of Gaddafi's rehabilitation and the furthering of his twisted agenda?

Referral of Libya Attacks to the ICC: Sweet, or Bittersweet?

Diane Marie Amann | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Diane Marie Amann

It's to be hoped the Security Council's newfound spine will translate into helping the ICC as it endeavors to respond responsibly to yet another weighty referral.

Ooh, Aah: PMC Feeling Good

David Isenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Isenberg

Whoa-oa-oa! I feel good, I knew that I would, now I feel good, I knew that I would, now So good, so good, I got you - I Feel Good, James Brown Mov...

Accountability Beyond Rhetoric

Ziad J. Asali, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ziad J. Asali, M.D.

Corruption is a threat to national security and not just a financial crime. We should not be the world's policeman, nor should we be the dictator's patron.

Good Teacher Gone Bad

Timothy D. Slekar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Timothy D. Slekar

In the end, I'm not mad at my son's teacher. She's just a product of the culture. A sad culture designed to create mass failure -- failing students, failing schools, and failing teachers.

When a Jerk Blames the Internet for Being a Jerk

Crystal Syben Haidl | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Crystal Syben Haidl

This is a story of two Jerks -- and It unfolds the necessarily complex navigation between privacy, first amendment rights, and accountable practices on the Internet.

Accountability For Members of Congress

Jonathan R. Cole | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan R. Cole

Can't we expect some basic competence demonstrated by our legislative representatives after their election? Other professions do, in fact, require far greater accountability of competence.

The World of Accountability for Bush & Rumsfeld

Human Rights First | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Human Rights First

C. Dixon Osburn Director, Law and Security George W. Bush canceled a scheduled speech in Geneva on February 12 at a dinner in honor of the United Isr...

Knowing When It's Time To Fire Your Boss

Caroline Dowd-Higgins | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Caroline Dowd-Higgins

In a decade of career coaching, I have learned that people don't leave jobs, they leave bad bosses.

Racing to the Top of the Cliff (and Beyond)

Steve Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Steve Nelson

Will we ever learn? The latest evidence that the "Race to the Top" program leads over the edge of a cliff comes courtesy of the depressing results rep...

'Cleaning the Gunk' out of Washington With Transparency and Accountability

Sen. Jon Tester | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sen. Jon Tester

Accountability goes hand-in-hand with transparency--and Washington needs more of both. That's why I introduced two bills this week to boost accountability and shine more sunlight on government.

One Senate Rule That Has to Pass

Sen. Claire McCaskill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sen. Claire McCaskill

Those in Congress who want to stay in the shadows and avoid accountability have managed to derail our efforts to stop secret holds many times before -- but this time I think we can finally get this important change passed.

What's the real agenda behind opposing shared custody?

Rob Hahn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Rob Hahn

My previous blog dealing with domestic violence and shared custody generated plenty of response, so much that it warrants a follow-up.

Outsourcing War and Peace: Part 5

David Isenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Isenberg

This is the fifth and final excerpt from law professor Laura Dickinson's book, Outsourcing War and Peace: Preserving Public Values in a World of Priva...

A Rushed Response

Roderick Spencer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Roderick Spencer

A RUSHED RESPONSE It is hard to maintain ones balance after a terrible event. People say and do things that they might wish to take back, so it's imp...

Teacher Data Reports: What Should We Be Measuring?

Elizabeth Hampton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Elizabeth Hampton

I can already presuppose counterarguments to my criticism of this teacher rating system: If you're doing your job, is there anything to worry about?

Hope for 2011

Cilla McCain | Posted 05.31.2011 | Impact
Cilla McCain

I e-mailed some of my friends and acquaintances this new year's and asked what lessons they've learned in 2010. Their responses went much deeper than vowing to lose weight or exercise.

Obama and Open Government: Turning Vision Into Reality

Gary D. Bass, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gary D. Bass, Ph.D.

Obama deserves top grades for the strategy, the initiative, and the commitment to openness. To be truly transformational, he must get agencies to make timely, accurate information available to the public in searchable and downloadable formats.

How America Messed Up Its Kids... And How We Can Fix Them

Mark Goulston, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Goulston, M.D.

The Baby Boomers have given their Generation Y/Millennials freedom from responsibility and accountability for their actions. They have moved past indulging them directly to spoiling them.

Four Keys To Success In 2011

Russell Bishop | Posted 03.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Russell Bishop

I know all too well that getting unstuck is rarely going to be easy and that working around what's in the way is often messy. However, there are four basic keys I have discovered that you can apply.