Category Archives: Education Policy

Knowing a Few Things

It’s better to know things than not know things. That’s why parents want the children to get a good education, even if there will always be some dispute about what a “good” education is – and a lot of dispute … Continue reading

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On Joining the Civilized World

The yearly trips to Paris started in 1997 – and then sometimes it was twice a year – because Paris isn’t Los Angeles, and Paris isn’t America. Paris always was the center of the civilized world – art, music, ideas, … Continue reading

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Opening a New Front

There’s something all teachers know – it comes with the territory. If the kid does well that’s the kid’s accomplishment alone – he are she really rose to the occasion, and may actually have hidden talents that are only now … Continue reading

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Everything Looks Worse In Black And White

Most pop music is pleasant enough mindless crap – endless love or love lost, or both, and the usual teenage angst, with the expected and quite conventional rebellion mixed in here and there. Back in the day it used to … Continue reading

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