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Word Origins as Comics: Pay Attention to the Tension in Your Life

Larry Paros | Posted 02.15.2015 | Books
Larry Paros

Tired of a pedantic approach to word origins? Try this for size.

Healthy Living Comics: Today, a Visit to the Doctor

Larry Paros | Posted 02.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Larry Paros

The language of health care got you down? Not to worry. Go behind the words. A little bit of sugar helps the medicine go down in my tongue-in-cheek se...

The Reason I Loved English Class Is the Reason My Students Hate It

Karen Zainal | Posted 02.10.2015 | Education
Karen Zainal

I currently teach Math. But I don't have a single student who likes their English class, and it makes me wonder why. I loved it because I happened to be an obnoxious little linguaphile. The way English classes are (often) run would surely turn off any kid who isn't one.

The Graduation Brouhaha -- The Story Behind the Ritual

Larry Paros | Posted 02.10.2015 | Education
Larry Paros

The culmination of the schooling process from educational comics.

Educational Testing for What Purpose? What's Really Material

Larry Paros | Posted 02.08.2015 | Education
Larry Paros

Our quick review of the testing mania continues.

Testing: Enhanced Interrogation in the Classroom

Larry Paros | Posted 02.05.2015 | Education
Larry Paros

Book Two of fifteen books of educational comics by Larry Paros. The serio-comic perspective on our nation's testing mania continues This is the twel...

The Origins of the Testing Epidemic: Beware It's Catching

Larry Paros | Posted 02.04.2015 | Education
Larry Paros

This is the eleventh column from that second book. Enjoy! Feel free to share your thoughts. Feedback and Pushback are encouraged.

The Curse of the Courses: The Story Behind Them

Larry Paros | Posted 02.03.2015 | Education
Larry Paros

Our Educational Comics continue with a quick look at the roots of coursework. This is the tenth column from that second book. Enjoy! Feel free to share your thoughts. Feedback and Pushback are encouraged.

The Brightest and the Best in Our Schools... Who Are They Really?

Larry Paros | Posted 02.02.2015 | Education
Larry Paros

This is the ninth column from that second book. Enjoy! Feel free to share your thoughts. Feedback and Pushback are encouraged.

Making the Grade and Failing Marks: How it All Stacks up

Larry Paros | Posted 01.27.2015 | Education
Larry Paros

This is the eighth column from that second book. Enjoy! Feel free to share your thoughts. Feedback and Pushback are encouraged.

What the Media Is Serving Up for This Thanksgiving

Larry Paros | Posted 01.26.2015 | Books
Larry Paros

This is the seventeenth column from that first book. Enjoy! Feel free to share your thoughts. Feedback and Pushback are encouraged.

Deconstructing American Education: A Visual Journey

Larry Paros | Posted 01.25.2015 | Education
Larry Paros

This is the seventh column from the second book. Enjoy! Feel free to share your thoughts. Feedback and Pushback are encouraged.

The Return to Basics in Education. Did We Ever Leave?

Larry Paros | Posted 01.24.2015 | Education
Larry Paros

This is the sixth column from that second book. Enjoy! Feel free to share your thoughts. Feedback and Pushback are encouraged.

The Story Behind Discipline in the Classroom

Larry Paros | Posted 01.21.2015 | Education
Larry Paros

This is the fifth column from that second book. Enjoy! Feel free to share your thoughts.

What's Really at the Core of the Core Curriculum

Larry Paros | Posted 01.20.2015 | Education
Larry Paros

This is the fourth column from that second book. Enjoy! Feel free to share your thoughts. Feedback and Pushback are encouraged. What's our genre? Etymology? Satire? Comic Strip? We'd love to know.

So What's Really New in the World of Education?

Larry Paros | Posted 01.18.2015 | Education
Larry Paros

Book Two of 15 books of educational comics by Larry Paros is now available. This is the third column from that second book. Enjoy!

Death of the English Language

Karen Ann Kennedy | Posted 01.17.2015 | Comedy
Karen Ann Kennedy

I want to buy a Webster's Dictionary and ship one off to each family member with a note that says, "This is not a door stop; pick it up and read it! p.s. you are not 13, learn to speak!"

Educational Reform: Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose.

Larry Paros | Posted 01.17.2015 | Books
Larry Paros

What's our genre? Educational Commentary? Satiric Essay? Comic Strip? We'd love to know. You tell us. Feel free to share your thoughts. Feedback and Pushback are encouraged.

How Erudite Are You? Take the Test.

Larry Paros | Posted 01.16.2015 | Books
Larry Paros

This is the second column from that second book. The saga of our heroic efforts to educate the masses continues. Enjoy!

Are Academics Greek to You?

Larry Paros | Posted 01.13.2015 | Education
Larry Paros

Book Two of fifteen books of educational comics by Larry Paros. This is the first column from that second book. Enjoy!

Providing an Opportunity to Learn English and Excel at Work

Sarah Lucero | Posted 01.05.2015 | Latino Voices
Sarah Lucero

Maria Hilda Garcia immigrated to the United States from Mexico, in the late 60's. She was seventeen years old with a sixth grade education. Maria is my mother.

Judge Orders State To Take Additional Steps To Help Those With Limited English Vote

AP | By BECKY BOHRER | Posted 11.22.2014 | Politics

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A federal judge on Monday ordered the state to take additional steps to provide voting materials to Alaska Native voters with ...

A Plea For Linguistic Tolerance

Ammon Shea | Posted 11.08.2014 | Books
Ammon Shea

The English language is not sick.

Why Are Americans Butchering the English Language?

Nancy Graham Holm | Posted 11.02.2014 | Books
Nancy Graham Holm

It's not too late to draw a line in the sand. We must be vigilant and protect our English pronouns from further abuse.

Why I Write

Edie Weinstein | Posted 10.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Edie Weinstein

When I comes right down to it, like many wordsmiths, I write simply because (as grammatically incorrect as it sounds) I "can't not write." What a lovely addiction by which I am plagued.