Monthly Archives: September 2006

Moderation, not censorship…

In light of the violence in response to the Pope’s recent speech, Betsy addresses the question of whether we should practice self-censorship when we suspect our words will lead to violence. This is something I’ve been thinking about also. The … Continue reading

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Show us how much you care…

Dick Morris has an article on The Hill disputing many of the claims Bill Clinton made in his recent interview with Chris Wallace. In it, he does something that has always been a pet peeve of mine: Why didn’t the … Continue reading

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Educational malpractice in the guise of diversity…

On September 16th, Velasco Elementary School, in Freeport, Texas, held a celebration of Mexican Independence Day. The schools 635 students–pre-kindergarten through fourth grade–were assembled in the school gym, issued small Mexican flags, and instructed to stand while they listened to … Continue reading

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The party of ideas…

I’ve been trying to sort through this whole military tribunal/Geneva Conventions thing. It’s a complex issue, with a lot of subtle underpinnings. After spending hours reading and listening to arguments for both sides, I still don’t feel I have a … Continue reading

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Why class size DOESN’T matter…

Over at California LiveWire, ms-teacher, makes the case for why small class sizes are so important in our schools. Her arguments are compelling: better rapport with students, more individualized instruction, quicker identification of students who need help, fewer problems with … Continue reading

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