Category Archives: Students

Our Education System Is Failing

It seems to me…. “We will fiercely challenge those forces within the education establishment who impede innovation in our schools and who protect and defend inequality and institutional failure.” ~ Campbell Brown[1]. Anyone realistically evaluating the U.S. educational system would … Continue reading

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Advances In Education

It seems to me…. “Today in America, we are trying to prepare students for a high-tech world of constant change, but we are doing so by putting them through a school system designed in the early 20th Century that has … Continue reading

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Crime And Punishment

It seems to me…. “Money will determine whether the accused goes to prison or walks out of the courtroom a free man.” ~ Johnnie Cochran[1]. Prison population reduction needs to become a major U.S. priority. The federal prison system, especially, … Continue reading

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U.S. Opposition To Immigration

It seems to me…. “America was indebted to immigration for her settlement and prosperity. That part of America which had encouraged them most had advanced most rapidly in population, agriculture, and the arts.” ~ James Madison[1]. A xenophobic response to … Continue reading

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Educational Value

It seems to me…. “It makes little difference how many university courses or degrees a person may own. If he cannot use words to move an idea from one point to another, his education is incomplete.” ~ Norman Cousins[1]. The … Continue reading

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2014 Midterm Elections

It seems to me… “The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.” ~ Winston Churchill. With U.S. mid-term elections approaching, the primary concern of Democrats is losing control of the Senate to Republicans who apparently … Continue reading

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Educational Decline

It seems to me… “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.”  ~ Benjamin Franklin. The issue of economic inequality has been increasing for quite some time.  Counter to our preferred belief in the Horatio Alger myth[i], statistically, the U.S. … Continue reading

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