My belief that the PowerPoint presentation is the worst thing that ever happened to modern education was verified a few months ago while I was observing a training session on the art of marketing complex technology. At one point, the teacher stopped his PowerPoint presentation to rant about …
From my regular dining spots pushing pricey, fruity concoctions ending in "-tini" to the moment on my last grocery store trip when I found a margarita-mix display sitting next to the toilet paper, it seems evident that alcohol's popularity has reached a new, femininity-infused peak.
Former President George W. Bush recently said, "The reason to pass immigration reform is not to bolster" a political party but "to fix a system that's broken. Good policy yields good politics."
Teachers in low-income school districts often get specialized training about the culture of poverty in order to better understand their students' lives and take those challenges into account in the classroom. As a high school teacher, I was trained in Ruby K. Payne's "A Framework for Underst…
This year, like no other before it, I feel a deep desire to get back to basics. It's been an especially difficult few weeks of tumult over race, same-sex marriage rights, immigration and other issues that highlight our differences rather than our similarities.
Is obesity truly a disease that requires medical treatment and prevention, as the American Medical Association recently proclaimed? Or is it still more accurately a "condition" with too many variables and factors to shoehorn into a neat category?
If there's one thing public policy researchers fear, it's that they'll share a finding with the potential to oversimplify a complex, wide-ranging issue.
According to his critics, Stephen King is not only callous to the desires of some of his fans but also clinging to the past in deciding to release his new book, "Joyland," in print only. But I'm with him on this one.
Mitt Romney is back - and so is his foot. As reported in The Wall Street Journal, Romney is planning on re-emerging in ways that will "help shape national priorities," such as assisting the Republican Party as it tries to regain its footing with the nonwhite voters who ignored the GOP standa…
In matters of Latino unity, the prevailing stereotype is that Mexicans, South Americans and Puerto Ricans don't get along.
In a recently released report by Georgia authorities, the
ridiculous lengths to which some Atlanta public schools went to
raise test scores were exposed in what's being called the nation's
largest-ever cheating scandal.
One of the most interesting things about studying a rapidly
maturing community is watching its members shake off stereotypes
and go their own way. Some Latino voters are doing just that.
Finally, two experts had the courage to state the obvious:
Parents who let their children become obese enough to suffer from
serious medical complications are committing child abuse.
I have just returned from visiting the so-called craziest state
in the union. I'm talking about the one with both an official state
reptile and a state gun (the ridge-nosed rattlesnake and Colt
single-action Army revolver, respectively).