Monthly Archives: March 2012

Math and Science

I am listening to NPR’s Science Friday. The panel of experts is discussing and bemoaning how few of today’s youth pursue science in high school, college, and beyond. This is nothing new. The experts were discussing and bemoaning the same … Continue reading

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Revealing Truths about Our Nation’s Schools

A few days ago, I observed in an e-mail to a friend I heard about this [The Office for Civil Rights’ report, Reveling New Truths About the Nation’s Schools] on NPR’s Talk of the Nation today, so I looked it … Continue reading

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I read Walden many summers ago, and much of it has left me. One passage. however, has always stayed: Men think that it is essential that the Nation have commerce, and export ice, and talk through a telegraph, and ride … Continue reading

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College for All? (2)

In “Making It in America,” Adam Davidson explores the problems of American manufacturing, using two young people as his vehicle. Maddie has no education beyond high school and no specialized skills. Luke has a good math background, three years of … Continue reading

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College for All?

In election season, politicians love to attribute unfortunate quotes to opposing politicians, either out of context or just plain contrary to fact. The following comes from an article in Tampa Bay Times Politifact *, a column syndicated in the Cleveland … Continue reading

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