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Teaching to the Test

August 28, 2011

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As my 10-year-old son sat at his computer one night last spring, sweat began trickling down the side of his face like he was in the “Marathon Man” dental chair. His eyes darted between the monitor and the keyboard, willing his brain to find the right answer and his fingers to type the right key–as […]

Starting School with Juan Williams

August 21, 2011

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But much like Lord Voldemort's rebounding killing curse that made Harry Potter stronger, so did NPR's move appear to enhance, not dilute, Williams' career. He locked into a robust contract with Fox News, and wrote a book called "Muzzled," which speaks about his personal experience with NPR, and the nationwide "muzzling" of reasonable people with middle-of-the-road viewpoints our culture is experiencing.

Writers Talking and Writing

August 9, 2011

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I have been surrounded by words from inspiring people this week, and that, of course, inspires me to write. Spent part of the morning with the Statewide Editors Association talking about the publishing of trade magazines and the special challenges and opportunities they represent. Several dozen editors and writers from across America gather annually for […]