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  • Check Out This White Privilege Survey Administered to Teachers

    Check Out This White Privilege Survey Administered to Teachers0

    • July 28, 2015

    Below is a white privilege survey that was administered to teachers in the St. Paul Public Schools district (MN) by Pacific Educational Group—a consultant for many public school districts around the country. We’re curious to hear your thoughts on it…  Save this article to favorites

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  • Who Was Right: Orwell or Huxley?

    Who Was Right: Orwell or Huxley?0

    • July 27, 2015

    From the Foreword of Neil Postman’s Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business, in which he compares the dystopian visions of George Orwell’s 1984 and Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World: “What Orwell feared were those who would ban books. What Huxley feared was that there would be no reason to

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  • Not a Fan of the Term ‘White Privilege’?

    Not a Fan of the Term ‘White Privilege’?0

    The term “white privilege” continues gaining influence in American discourse. One of the latest publicized appearance was on MTV’s documentary—“White People.” But the concept of white privilege has also received a lot of backlash. Here’s a quick list of seven reasons why the term has failed to resonate with many people: 1) They’re white, and

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  • Is American Education Missing This Important Component?

    Is American Education Missing This Important Component?0

    • July 27, 2015

    With achievement gaps growing, proficiency scores stagnating, and other countries getting ahead of American students, it’s easy to frantically search for the latest and greatest solution to our education woes. But do these latest and greatest solutions really get us anywhere? Do we actually need to re-examine some tried and true educational principles of the

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  • As If Tuition Wasn’t Bad Enough…

    As If Tuition Wasn’t Bad Enough…0

    • July 27, 2015

    It was my first course in college. Nervous and uncertain about how to navigate this new world, I examined the class syllabus, called the college bookstore, and ordered the required textbook for my course. It came in the mail a day or two later: a brand, spanking new textbook package… with a price tag around

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  • Among the Ruins of Carthage

    Among the Ruins of Carthage0

    • July 24, 2015

    Nowhere are Roman ruins thicker than in Tunisia. For this, from the days when Scipio took Punic Carthage until the Vandals broke into the city, was the Province of Africa, wondrously rich and populous. St. Augustine was born in Carthage—of a patrician family—and died in neighboring Hippo, when the Vandals were at the gates.   I

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