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The problem with the presidential debates is that they need one of our kids to moderate. Notice how both candidates rapped repeatedly on “playing by the rules,” but neither one of them did? Didn’t respect the time limit rules, didn’t respect the authority of the moderator, didn’t respect the rules of common courtesy. Put a [...]

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“Best and brightest” = meaningless cliche

Published on October 8, 2012 by in News

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(Unnamed presidential candidate) talks a lot about attracting/hiring “the best and brightest” teachers. This is a meaningless cliche that’s beginning to annoy me greatly. What constitutes a “best” teacher? Tell us. And “brightest” is no guarantee of ability to teach effectively. My mother loves to tell of her college chemistry professor, a Nobel prize winner [...]

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