Knowledge Is Power

I have the distinction of having once, very early in my career, before I knew better, created a writing prompt that became the basis of a lawsuit. At the heart of the litigation was the question of how much privacy students may expect at school. What kinds of questions may students be required to answer?The […]

Where I’d Like to Be

The Education Writers’ Association conference in Philadelphia May 17-19 looks like the place to be.

The Beautiful and the Confused

California is like the shockingly gorgeous woman at a party who desperately wants people to think she’s not just a pretty face with cleavage a lovely landscape and so is always coming out with the polysyllabic words (the production of which seems almost painful) in the hopes that someone will finally take her seriously and […]

You Got to Tip on the Tightrope

. . . in the immortal words of Janelle Monae.In re California legislation S.B. 789 This bill would require the advisory committee to consult, as appropriate, with individuals who are experts or have experience in innovation in the fields of business, science, technology, mathematics, engineering, and arts education on the development of a voluntary Creative […]