How Jefferson’s ideal of personal learning was sacrificed to political interest groups

How Jefferson’s ideal of personal learning was sacrificed to political interest groups

Actual learning has always been the Achilles heel of U.S. public education — no matter how many youths get processed through the factory-style education system. Read More

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‘Catch Me If You Can,’ Part 1

If you’ve ever seen the movie Catch Me If You Can, you’ll remember the title character, portrayed by Leonardo DiCaprio. Frank Abagnale was a bright, charming but conscienceless teen who’d…

Digging into Question Three

Confused about Question 3? That makes about 3 million of us. Even among the politically informed, what may result from the passing of Question 3 seems unclear. Is it the…

Fixing Special Ed, Conclusion

It is increasingly clear that mankind is only beginning to understand how different we human beings — as individuals — actually are. A 2002 study by UC Santa Barbara neuroscientist…

Isaiah and His Mothers

When Isaiah and his folks moved to Las Vegas in 2015, a big reason was that the Nevada Legislature had just passed Education Savings Accounts into law. Isaiah’s two mothers…