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Education

Mighty Morphing Toaster Pastries

My wife recently had an interesting interaction with our 5yo about how to spell something. Continue reading »

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A Model for Apologies

Does this conversation sound familiar to you? “Say sorry to your brother.” “But he’s the one who–” “Say it!” you insist, an edge of warning in your voice. He huffs, rolls his eyes to the side and says flatly, “Sorry.” “Say it like you mean it,” you demand. “Sorrrrry,” he repeats, dragging out the word … Continue reading »

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Gifted Privilege

priv·i·lege noun \ˈpriv-lij, ˈpri-və-\ : a right or benefit that is given to some people and not to others. “Alpha children wear grey. They work much harder than we do, because they’re so frightfully clever. I’m really awfully glad I’m a Beta, because I don’t work so hard. And then we are much better than the Gammas … Continue reading »

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School Choice Is Winning

The following episode of the Cato Daily Podcast is presented for your consideration and comments. School Choice Is Winning “The number of states with zero school choice options gets smaller every year. Bob Bowdon of Choice Media evaluates the state of educational freedom for children in the United States.” As an advocate of parental choice … Continue reading »

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A Defense of (Some) Common Core Math

OK, this isn’t really a defense of Common Core math – at least not all of it. It’s really just a defense of my interpretation of one particular homework problem. However, I believe there are implications for Common Core math in general. Odds are good that you’ve already seen this image spreading virally on Facebook … Continue reading »

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