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Used Car Salesmen Wouldn’t Try to Sell This

September 22nd, 2013 by Mike N · 2 Comments · Education

On the editorial page of the Sunday 9/22 Detroit Free Press is a local commentary purporting to show “6 conservative reasons for Common Core” by two conservatives. They are identified as “Chester E. Finn jr. and Michael J. Petrilli are, respectively, president and executive vice president of the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, a right-of-center education […]

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Phony Self Esteem

January 1st, 2013 by Mike N · 7 Comments · Education, Uncategorized

The Dec 28th 2012 Detroit News carried two opeds on gun control, one by Charles Krauthammer and one by Clarence Page. While Mr. Page blames the NRA and Mr. Krauthammer blames Hollywood, neither gentlemen focus on a mindless injustice that certainly contributed to such horrific events as Sandy Hook. I’m talking about the absurd practice […]

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Independent Thinking vs. Conformity

December 20th, 2010 by Myrhaf · 3 Comments · Culture, Education

Watch this interesting little film on the conformity of belief. I think it gets at something profound and important: people’s beliefs conform to the group in which they are raised. The filmmaker notes the importance of speaking out if you hold a minority opinion and are surrounded by a majority in error. The worst thing […]

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Charter Schools Are a Menace

July 9th, 2010 by Bill Brown · 4 Comments · Education

Bill Gates is the Andrew Carnegie of our era. Like him, Bill Gates generated incredible wealth by creating a company singularly driven to be the best in its industry but gradually came to agree with his detractors. And by the time he stepped down as a leader, he had committed himself to spending the rest […]

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