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My Favorite Part of Last Night’s State of the Union Speech (2/12/2013)

My favorite part of President Barack Obama’s State of the Union speech last night was the following: “Through tax credits, grants, and better loans, we have made college more affordable for millions of students and families over the last few … Continue reading

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Robert Reich’s I’ll Be Short 4: At What Price?

I finished Robert Reich’s I’ll Be Short: Essentials for a Decent Working Society.  Reich had a profound chapter on feminism, as he talked about his wife being denied tenure, how women are not always listened to in male-dominated sayings, ways … Continue reading

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Glenda Ritz vs. Tony Bennett for Indiana State Superintendent: What’s Interesting to Me

It’s the day before Election Day. Believe it or not, a number of my politically and religiously conservative friends in Indiana are voting for Democrat Glenda Ritz for Indiana State Superintendent of schools, rather than Republican Tony Bennett.  (See here … Continue reading

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Robert Reich’s I’ll Be Short 3: Education

In my latest reading of I’ll Be Short: Essentials for a Decent Working Society, Robert Reich focused on education.  I have three items. 1.  Somewhere in the book, Reich says that businesses should form apprenticeships for local students who are … Continue reading

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On Biases and “True Scholarship”

There is a good exchange of ideas under Nick Norelli’s post, The Idol of Scholarship and Academic Naivety. G. Kyle Essary writes: “It’s common to hear now: “‘I used to be a poor, dumb fundamentalist like many of you. I was … Continue reading

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