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Americans Are Lousy Reformers

Marc Epstein | Posted 03.26.2013 | Education
Marc Epstein

We're experiencing one of those spasmodic waves of reform that seems to wash over us every 60 years or so. The effects of it are unpredictable but if history is any guide it will have lots of unfortunate consequences that succeeding generations will inherit and have to clean up.

STEM STEM Technology STEM: Relax Reformers

Shaun Johnson | Posted 07.08.2012 | Education
Shaun Johnson

STEM fairs are still science fairs, my friends, and the latest techno-gadget or app is just something else to sell.

Climate Scientists, Educators, and Why We Avoid Consulting the Experts

Shaun Johnson | Posted 04.03.2012 | Education
Shaun Johnson

Certain well-heeled entities are very interested in the acquisition of valuable public per-pupil dollars. This might be why the real experts get shut out: they actually know what might be best for students and not someone's bottom line.

Pennsylvania and Vouchers: What the Supporters are Really Saying.

Timothy D. Slekar | Posted 12.28.2011 | Education
Timothy D. Slekar

"How can vouchers improve public schools if the people mobilizing the movement intend to eradicate public education?" Rachel Tabachnick On October 26...

The Case of Pastor Yousef Nadarkhani -- Apostasy from Islam is a Right, Not A Crime

Mustafa Akyol | Posted 12.10.2011 | Religion
Mustafa Akyol

Instead of remaining silent in the face of executions such as the one that Yousef Nadarkhani faces, let alone condoning them, we Muslims should speak out against them forcefully.

Public Schools Are Not Negotiable

Timothy D. Slekar | Posted 11.01.2011 | Education
Timothy D. Slekar

"I'm not opting my kids out of testing again this year to bring focus to the tests. I'm doing it to take away the data from the advocates of choice an...

Bloggers Unite!

Ida Lichter, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ida Lichter, M.D.

Hossein Derakhshan's plight represents that of modern dissidents for whom the Internet is an essential tool for obtaining information, avoiding censorship, and communicating with the outside world.

Iran Reformers to US: Let's Talk

Christian Science Monitor | Scott Peterson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former Iranian President Mohammad Khatami and Nobel Peace Prize-winner Shirin Ebadi are among several key Iranian public figures saying that only dire...