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Things we cannot Google

December 13, 2010


Our 18-year-old helper, who also attends a nearby state college, was ranting last weekend about an unusual assignment. On 10 sheets of yellow pad, her teacher instructed her class to copy some texbook pages by hand. While I suspect it was supposed to help them memorize their lessons, their teacher could have put their time to […]

To be idealistic is not to be naïve

October 23, 2010


We should be careful not to equate idealism with naïveté. If we step out of the confines of school thinking that the world will be as noble as our student organizations, as fair as our exams, and as kind as our teachers, then we are being naïve. That is not what idealism is. The word […]