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Scott Page

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I Am, I Am, I Am 'Superman.' And So Are You!

(17) Comments | Posted September 29, 2010 | 9:58 AM

Over the past several decades, we've heard many experts tell us that fixing schools isn't rocket science. That's true. It isn't. It's harder.

Let me explain why. Rocket science is complicated. A rocket has lots of interconnected moving parts, but we understand how all of those parts function. More importantly,...

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Superclunkers for Clunkers

(1) Comments | Posted August 12, 2009 | 2:15 PM

I used to drive a 1984 Toyota Landcruiser with a Chevy straight six engine. It had a manual choke, hubs that had to be locked by hand to engage the four-wheel drive, and space heaters under the front seats. It had nearly 200,000 miles on it and got between 14...

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Sotomayor's Diversity and The Supremes

(0) Comments | Posted June 17, 2009 | 3:44 PM

The upcoming Senate Judiciary Committee hearings to confirm Sonia Sotomayor, President Obama's nominee for the United States Supreme Court, offer an opportunity for a public dialogue on issues related to race, gender, identity, and diversity. Issues related to diversity will enter the Senate's deliberations both with respect to Sotomayor's Puerto...

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All Children Moving Ahead

(8) Comments | Posted January 23, 2008 | 12:35 PM

No Child Left Behind looks headed for the scrap heap. The Democratic candidates for president vow not to renew it, and the Republicans aren't exactly singing its praises. Despite the best of intentions, and they were the best of intentions, No Child Left Behind has been a failure. It created...

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Welcome to the 2016 Chicago Summer Olympic Games

(1) Comments | Posted April 17, 2007 | 3:02 PM

To the surprise of many, the USOC chose Chicago over Los Angeles as the United States' candidate to host the 2016 Summer Olympics. Chicago, with its formidable mayor, Richard Daley, leading the charge, now must face Madrid, Rome, Tokyo, and Rio de Janeiro in the quadrennial International Olympic Committee sweepstakes....

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Speaking Truth to Power: I'm Neutral on Edwards

(4) Comments | Posted April 3, 2007 | 4:08 PM

Global climate change has emerged as one of the most salient issues in the 2008 Presidential election. Politicians sense the need to promote innovative environmental policies, and they're increasingly under pressure to go green themselves - to run carbon neutral campaigns. The Edwards campaign has taken the lead and announced...

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