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Patricia G. Mathes
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A Literate Nation for 2012

(11) Comments | Posted January 5, 2012 | 10:35 AM

If I could change one thing in 2012 to improve the quality of life for every American, it would be to ensure that every child in the nation left school literate. By literate, I mean that every child possessed the ability to read, write, and speak in a manner that...

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Fixing Education Starts With Respect

(5) Comments | Posted November 21, 2011 | 5:14 PM

Amidst all the calls for reforming our nation's schools, we rarely address the need for respect. In particular respect for teachers. As a nation, we often treat teachers as if they are the culprits for the problems we face in our nation's schools. They are not the culprits, but rather...

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