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Sunday, April 19, 2015
Op/Ed
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What if you’re a deeply religious, socially conservative man or woman, and you have a son or daughter who, at age 15, says he or she is gay or transgender? more
Laozi, a Chinese philosopher in the 6th century B.C., is credited with the saying, “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” That easily sums up the ongoing effort to provide the residents of the City of Long Beach . . . more
Over the years, I’ve investigated many hot-button topics in education, but none is as contentious as the battle over high-stakes testing for students in grades 3 through 8. more
I’m not saying the sun isn’t shining as you read this (it’s always tricky to write about the weather) but the forecast looked dreadful this week. more
Some have predicted that Secretary of State John Kerry will win a Nobel Peace Prize for his success in negotiating a deal with Iran. Let’s not jump the gun. more
I’m glad Hillary Clinton lost in 2008. I worked hard for her. I raised money and I traveled to Iowa. I believed in her then. Now I believe she’s even better prepared than before. more
Nobody knew Andreas Lubitz before March 24, when the 27-year-old pilot deliberately flew a Germanwings airplane into a mountain in the French Alps . . . more
After overpaying for your daily dose of caffeine at Starbucks, you probably also noticed something else scribbled on the side of the cup . . . more
I wouldn’t go so far as to call Howard Gardner a prophet, but way back in 1993, he sure predicted the chaotic politics that are roiling our public education system these days. more
Occasionally, maybe once every 300 years, France actually does something that is intuitively correct, progressive and ethically enlightened. more
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