At present we have a public education model built on a lot of obsolete 19th Century assumptions about organization and pedagogy. In a sense, weâ€™re trying to pound the square peg of […]
If we want better-qualified (and honest) presidential candidates, let’s amend Article II, Section 2, of the U.S. Constitution. This section says: No person except a natural born citizen, or a citizen of […]
Put simply, education is the single most critical issue we face. Every dollar (wisely) spent today on teaching and learning is an investment in our future. While thereâ€™s no magic remedy for […]
Hi. I’m Sam Smith, and I’d like your vote. In January I launched Dr. Slammy in 2008, my doomed campaign for president. Then a few months later, forgetting that there are only […]
The issue of separating yourself from a harmful environment is a recurring theme in the life of black men. It has nothing to do with football, or Sean Taylor or even sports. […]
Our friend Ubertramp sent along this little video, which certainly provides food for thought: There’s much to empathize with here.
by JS O’Brien In case you missed it, a recent Johns Hopkins study concludes that 20% of American high schools graduate 40% or fewer seniors than they enrolled four years earlier. The […]
A colleague has notified me that I’m under indictment by a previously unknown blog calling itself the St. Louis Skeptical Society, a site that “was founded on October 11, 2007 by a […]
I recently offended some people, quite unintentionally, with my modest suggestion that perhaps it wasn’t in the best interests of the nation to hand over so much decision-making power to people who […]
Definition: Hollywood Helicopter Hero â€“ a famous personality who uses charitable and / or popular social / environmental / economic issues to burnish their professional credentials and boost their celebrity status.