It appears that the national conversation may be about to pivot from an almost obsessive concentration on big government and expense reduction to a concern for the well-being of the individual citizen and revenue generation.
Rather than complaining that successful charters had the unfair advantage of being liberated from suicidal administrative policies, perhaps all teachers should be given the right to teach a challenging curriculum in a respectful learning environment.
Back in 1981, Marshall Crenshaw's single "Something's Gonna Happen" was released on Shake Records, initiating his string of critically acclaimed classic albums and 45s. Now Marshall, celebrating 30 years of music-making, sits down to talk.
Robert Ellis, who is dying of lupus, just wrote this open letter to Obama, challenging him to reach for his deepest levels of courage in being honest about what we face after decades of pillaging our economy.