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What Part of 18 Million Don’t We Understand?

Did You Catch the Piece About the Money General Electric is Donating to NYC Public Middle Schools? cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/06/30/ge-foundation-gives-179-million-to-schools/ GE is concerned at how few engineers we are training in America — I heard a spokesman for the firm say that fully 90% of the engineers in the world will be in Asia by 2010! So [...]

Facts, Stories, Ideas

Roxanne’s comment on facts derserves more comment than I could fit into the comment box, so here goes. Betty Carter tells a marvelous story of seeing boys huddled over a book in the library. She was worred — what salacious material had they found? But, no, nothing to be worried about. They were staring at [...]

Pluralism and 9-11

New Jesey is developing a statewide K-12 curriculum for teaching 9-11 I spent the day yesterday at a planning conference that is mapping out what this curriculum should contain. My wife Marina and I were on the subcommittee dealing with pluralism, along with David Commins — a very astute and wise professor of Middle East [...]