Tag Archives: public education

A Public Liberal Arts Education

In which I assess what my students have gained from having attended a public liberal arts college.

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In Support of School Prayer (with a Twist)

A Florida bill allows prayers to be read at assemblies but can’t designate a particular religion, offering openings to various sects. Scott Bates provides the school children with some possibilities.

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Pledge Your Intellect to Freedom

Brecht’s poem to students of workers and peasants reminds them that they are being educated thanks to the bloody struggles of those who came before.

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