The reading list for the New York State Common Core English/Language Arts curriculum looks like someone took a handful of darts and through them at a wall with boxes labeled with different grade levels. There are no discernible themes and at a first glance no patterns at all.
"Tech" has devolved into a gold-rush of mass-hysteria led by a throng of wantrepreneurs with little to no regard for Computer Science.
I am not a fan of the New York Times. I rarely use my quota of free-to-the-internet articles. My view is that, institutionally, they are not nearly so...
The war on privacy is already over. We can stop discussing if and how corporations and the government will take our most personal possessions. It's ti...
Soon we might see headlines asking: "Is Dianne Feinstein a whistleblower or a traitor?" It may already be a fact that Feinstein's speech yesterday blew a whistle on CIA surveillance of the Senate intelligence committee, which she chairs. But if that makes her a whistleblower, then Colonel Sanders is a vegetarian evangelist.
While news outlets don't just invent numbers on the budget, it would not be much of a change for the worse if they did. The news stories that we saw following the release of President Obama's budget followed the same practice we have seen in budget stories for decades. They threw very large numbers at readers that no one understands.
The rest of us don't need to have absolutes declared about nature. Is the predator absolutely the big force, or is the vegetation absolutely the big force? Wait a minute, maybe the hippos are the big force?
It is a sign of how far right the Republican Party has moved that New York Times columnist Ross Douthat describes Rep. Paul Ryan as a "moderate." In any rational look at the spectrum of American political views, it is hard to imagine attaching the word "moderate" to Ryan on any issue.
I believe in Pastor Mark's God. And I wish only well-being for him and his. But despite the potential problems with saying it aloud, I have to tell you, I am one moderate evangelical who is growing increasingly tired of the silence.
As a veteran and as an American, I was appalled at this rash generalization that substance abuse is a known problem among veterans. Why does our current culture and news media insist on highlighting the worst about veterans?
The Opening Keynote of SXSW Interactive 2014, Austin Kleon, a self-described "writer who draws," wants us to put him out of business... And if we ar...
Abe blessed me with his mentoring -- how many journalists and writers are so fortunate? He taught me, most of all, about the power of words. He taught me the art of story telling.
In a recent NYT piece, Nicholas Kristof argued that the main determinant blocking academics from being read by mainstream readers results from the arcane ways in which they write. That is not the problem. The problem lies not with academics' prose, but rather with access to mainstream publications.
If for-profit college executives want to make their institutions truly "indispensable," they should shift their priorities from deceptive advertising, Washington lobbying, and media spinning, and start truly focusing on preparing students for careers.
Let us provide some context to those who relied on the Times's (non-existent) coverage of SOPA, prior to January 18th.
What besides the sheer volume of announcements and splashy launches has made the last month in media different from any other?