HAS WAR CHANGED?

I recall seeing an interview with an Iraqi strategist after the US invaded. He said they had debated how to win the war after they...

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Teacher Effectiveness

TEACHER EFFECTIVENESS (Forty Years and Counting) More years ago than I care to admit, I wrote a paper on the measurement of teacher effectiveness.  I read perhaps...

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Why Privacy Still Matters

By Valerie Martinez I recently attempted to read a 25-page treatise by Daniel J. Solove titled “’I’ve Got Nothing to Hide’ and Other Misunderstandings About Privacy”....

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Federal Land Grab

FEDERAL LAND GRAB (The Battle of Fern Ridge) Below is a letter I wrote to an acquaintance about why I feel as I do about the BLM...

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Equal Pay for Equal Work

EQUAL PAY FOR EQUAL WORK I read with amusement that our president has decided to wage a new war-- a war against pay differences between men...

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Don’t Bug Me

Don’t Bug Me (The Shocking Story of the Electric Car) Historically, internal combustion engines have powered automobiles--as opposed to external combustion engines such as steam engines.  Although...

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Are We THAT Stupid?

ARE WE THAT STUPID? (or Do They Just Think We Are?) I  have heard that our president has issued or will issue a proclamation that new gasoline...

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Cream Rises

Cream Rises (So does scum)  It is a well-known saying that “Cream rises to the top” when talking about employees getting promotions.  Laurence J. Peter’s book “The...

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A MODEL SCHOOL

A Model School One of the interesting features of public education in this country that makes it unique and quite different from any other segment of...

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