Welcome To Our Homosexual Day of Silence

April 15th, 2011

By Nancy Morgan Friday, April 15, the Homosexual Day of Silence is being promoted in government schools across the country. Welcome students. Today is the big day. Today is your chance to take a stand against the forces of bigotry and homophobia that unfairly targets our brothers, sisters and others in the gay, lesbian, transgendered, […]


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Does March Madness Matter?

March 29th, 2011

By Dr. Jim Taylor The New York Times Magazine had a cover story a few weeks ago that posed the question: Does college basketball matter? In answer to this rather existential question, I thought, well, it depends to which college basketball they are referring. Are they talking about the game that’s “all about the Benjamins,” […]


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Corporal Punishment in Schools

February 14th, 2011

By Tom Carter Interesting article in the Washington Post today about corporal punishment in schools — teachers or principals hitting kids as punishment for misbehaving.  I have to admit that it has been many years since I even thought about it.  I guess I assumed that in today’s namby-pamby world in which the education of […]


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Real Public Education Reform Starts at Home

November 22nd, 2010

By Dr. Jim Taylor To his credit, Davis Guggenheim’s new documentary Waiting for Superman has generated real buzz far outside the usual sphere of policy wonks, professional educators, and concerned parents. Unfortunately, to his fault, his film is also a biased, revisionist, and propagandist take on what really ails public education in America, rife with […]


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Two-track High School a Must for Education Reform

September 13th, 2010

By Dr. Jim Taylor There’s a whole lot of talk and even more money being bandied about these days in the name of public education reform (read public education for the poor). And some of the words that cause educators’ hearts to go “THUMP, THUMP” (some with excitement, others with trepidation) are accountability, testing, value-added, […]


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