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The Semicolon That Almost Destroyed Texas

Like me, you probably don’t fully appreciate the importance of punctuation and grammar in making society function. Fortunately, Malcolm Gladwell’s…
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What Alabama Teaches Us about the Complexity of State Control of Education

A colleague recently remarked to me that federally funded education reform had created a “pressure cooker” environment for teachers and…
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To The Gentleman at the Bar Who Did Not Believe Me When I Said Public Education is Not Mentioned in the US Constitution

Did you know that public education is not explicitly guaranteed by the Constitution?  Unlike the other countries to whom the…
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Education, Jefferson’s Essential Protection Against Tyranny

In 1778, Thomas Jefferson wrote that education was essential to fight the slow fall of government into tyranny.  A powerful…
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Why Doesn’t the Constitution Guarantee the Right to Education?

Did you know that public education is not explicitly guaranteed by the Constitution?  Unlike the other countries to whom the…
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