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The Traditional Calculus

In a trend largely predicated on the notion that (1) starting earlier and working harder will yield better testing outcomes and that (2) achieving better test scores will prepare children for a more productive and successful life, many American elementary … Continue reading

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The Ideal Citizen

“Democracy is a device that insures we shall be governed no better than we deserve.” – George Bernard Shaw Of all the enemies who have ever menaced the United States of America, her biggest threat at all times is an … Continue reading

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Training for Service

There are no vicious horses, just spoiled ones. Likewise, there are no evil people, just damaged ones. In many if not most cases, the injuries can be repaired and the gaps can be filled through a steady diet of empathetic … Continue reading

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The Spirit of the Method

The old and familiar maxim: “Knowledge is Power” shapes the way we look at education, marketing, politics, religion and many other areas of human activity. The idea that knowledge begets power is based on the limited view that humanity is … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Education

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The Ever-Threatening Slide

“The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.” – Winston Churchill I fear for the future of our great nation. We’ve gone a long way on the momentum generated by our forefathers, but we’ve made … Continue reading

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