December 15, 2018

Tag - Education

The Roots of Divisiveness

Divisiveness means “tending to cause disagreement or dissension.” The word is interesting because it illustrates the very condition it describes—people can’t agree on how to pronounce it! Lately, there has been much blather about the condition...

The Latest Schoolhouse Absurdity

I recently wrote, “Contemporary discussion of social issues is filled with overgeneralization, oversimplification, selective reporting of facts, and appeals to emotion,” all of which lead to ill-considered judgments. The solution, I suggested, is to...

Playing Your Part

About a month ago I went to enjoy a drink after work with a colleague of mine. I particularly looked forward to this afternoon, as it was with one of the most respected members of our school’s faculty. As our conversation began, the topic alternated...

A Different Kind of School Choice

The following is a fictitious letter… Dear Parents, The tragic events in a Florida high school have inspired the Mastodon School District to evaluate its security procedure to ensure the safety of your children. In this process, we have...

Misplaced Rage

For the sake of full disclosure, I have been a proud member of the National Rifle Association (NRA) for several years. I own three pistols, and I have a concealed carry permit. The horrific massacre in a Florida school has resulted in a vicious...

The NFL Theatre of the Absurd

Perhaps this is just old news but the NFL controversy, while having disappeared as a headline news item, still is going on. I used to like professional football until I started playing in a Fantasy Football League many years ago. The latter really...