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dale-estey's picture
Apr.15.2014
Another year of books being challenged by the righteous and the fearful and those with sexual frustrations. I, of course, find it odd that Toni Morrison is on the list, but picking on Brave New World made me open my eyes a tad wider. "Bad books. Bad!"  **Spank spank spank**   Ahh...
g-kasten's picture
Mar.15.2013
Suppose we forget about the obvious arguments against armed guards in schools for a moment, and just focus on the question of whether or not they could actually prevent horrific violence. If the NRA suggestion is adopted, and an armed man or woman was hired to patrol every school in the United...
po-bronson's picture
Feb.06.2013
Noah Muthler took his first state standardized test in third grade at the Spring Cove Elementary School in Roaring Spring, Pa. It was a miserable experience, said his mother, Kathleen Muthler. He was a good student in a program for gifted children. But, Muthler said, “he was crying in my arms...
jill-jepson's picture
Jan.20.2013
When Purnendu Goswami invited parents to send their children to the free school he had opened with his brothers, he expected them to jump at the chance. Education is hard to come by for poor children in India. The families he approached were mired in poverty--some were homeless--and he was...
dashka-slater's picture
Dec.18.2012
My blog posts, not to mention my Tweets and Facebook posts, have been a cavalcade of self-promotion these days. Not that I'm apologizing for it -- that's just how it is when you have a new book out. But last week, just as I was getting ready to let everyone know that I was being interviewed...
raymond-mallette's picture
Dec.18.2012
     Browsing through the video-games behind the secured glass doors of my local Walmart I thought to myself "would it not be better to have educational videos as opposed to videos that create a fascination in killing?"      As one thought leads to another in...
amy-palleson's picture
Jul.27.2012
  I got divorced 5 years ago—a bit of a surprise divorce situation—and worked my tail off to graduate with a Master of Arts in Teaching last June, just in time to join the thousands of other unemployed new teachers.  I’ve been wondering all along—in the course of the last five years--how...
dale-estey's picture
Apr.11.2012
OK, I understand that lots o' folk are scared of sex (or, in my mind, envious of other folk having sex) and they want to get rid of such trashy talk from the schools and libraries. However, when To Kill A Mockingbird is cited as being racist - well, parody hangs its head.      ...
andrew-q-lam's picture
Apr.03.2012
The Tongue-tied Misfit and the Language of ViolenceStory tools Comments AAAResize Print Share and Email New America Media, Commentary, Andrew Lam, Posted: Apr 03, 2012 Editor’s Note: NAM editor Andrew Lam wrote a slightly different version of this piece in 2009 after...
raymond-mallette's picture
Mar.21.2012
     Although I feel that a police officer has, perhaps, the most thankless job on the planet, I must say that teachers too seem to be taken very much for granted. The potential "strike" in our area recently had me thinking about this. We constantly hear about "cutbacks" in...