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Jason R. Edwards


    Thu, August 22, 2013

    Battle of Gettysburg -- Part I




    Battle of Gettysburg: A three-part series

    Editor's note: This three-part series commemorating the 150-year anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg first appeared at ...

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    Thu, July 12, 2012

    America: Coming Apart?



    Best-selling author and controversial social scientist Charles Murray is back in the news. This time it's because of his new book, "Coming Apart: The State of White America, ...

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    Mon, August 29, 2011

    The Bedroom in the Classroom


    Though my mastery of Greek mythology is not strong enough to know off-hand the
    muse of history's sexual orientation, I do know that Clio might try to persuade
    her father to hurl ...

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    Thu, June 10, 2010

    Death and Life of Great American Society


    "The Death and Life of the Great American School System: How Testing and Choice are Undermining Education." By Diane Ravitch | Basic Books (March 2, 2010) | 283 pp. | List Price: $26.95 ...

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    Wed, June 10, 2009

    Why Don't Students Like School?


    The beginning of June brings the onset of summer vacation for children across the United States. The excitement bubbling in their young hearts is easy to understand yet also offers a valuable ...

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    Tue, November 25, 2008

    Ignorance is Not Bliss


    Quick, attempt the following: Name the three branches of the federal government. Recognize the speech where the words "of the people, by the people, and for the people" come from. Identify ...

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    Mon, November 03, 2008

    Whatever Happened to the 'Education President?'


    The last three presidents clamored for the title but in 2008, the economy, terrorism, and "Saturday Night Live" skits have pushed education out of the media's election circus.

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