Media (page 136)

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    CMS teachers sing about Common Core standards

    “Winning” stanza: No longer can a teacher be the sage on the stage Common Core Essential Standards change how we teach Become the guide on the side the students to engage Common Core Essential Standards change how we teach…
    Terry Stoops, December 21, 2011
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    Business journalists’ praise for Jobs puzzles Commentary’s ‘Press Man’

    Andrew Ferguson devotes his latest “Press Man” column in Commentary to the curious profusion of “rose petals that came fluttering from every media outlet this fall” as Apple CEO Steve Jobs retired and then died. Reporters and columnists who cover business may be the…
    Mitch Kokai, December 21, 2011
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    Commentary highlights Thomas Sowell’s critical role

    The recent publication of The Thomas Sowell Reader gives Kevin D. Williamson a good excuse to write a new Commentary article explaining the important role Sowell plays in educating readers about economics and debunking popular myths: Now 81 years old, Sowell is…
    Mitch Kokai, December 21, 2011
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    Death of civil discourse

    Yet another blog eliminates its comment section because participants cannot control themselves and engage in civil discourse. My unscientific poll shows that this problem is primarily an affliction of the left.  Many on the left seem incapable of engaging in intellectual discourse. Don correctly labels this problem “e-food fights.” See…
    Michael Sanera, December 19, 2011
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    In case you missed him …

    John Hood discussed divisive television political ads last night for News !4 Carolina.
    Mitch Kokai, December 16, 2011
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    Interesting comment from Charles Murray

    Charles Murray is an avid viewer of the TV series “The Big C.” The Big C is a television series starring Laura Linney as Cathy Jamison, a Minneapolis high school teacher and housewife who is diagnosed with terminal melanoma. I’m a big fan of the show. Linney is flat-out…
    Michael Sanera, December 7, 2011
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    New at CJO: Breitbart blasts liberal arts degrees during UNC speech

    David Bass reports for Carolina Journal Online on conservative media mogul Andrew Breitbart’s speech Monday at UNC-Chapel Hill.
    Mitch Kokai, December 6, 2011
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    Ferguson discovers, describes the ‘Chump Effect’

    Andrew Ferguson of the Weekly Standard aims his wit at his fellow scribes in a new report: Lots of cultural writing these days, in books and magazines and newspapers, relies on the so-called Chump Effect. The Effect is defined by its discoverer, me, as…
    Mitch Kokai, December 1, 2011