Daily Archives: February 19, 2018

Teachers Tried Repeatedly to Help Shooter, Starting in Middle School

Teachers, social workers, and guidance counselors tried repeatedly to help Nicolas Cruz. His aberrant behavior started in middle school. He was known as a problem. He was referred for therapy. He was sent to a school for emotionally disturbed youth. … Continue reading

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Some Good Counsel for the President on Presidents‘ Day

On February 13, the New York Times published a great full-page ad that consisted of quotes from previous presidents and other eminent people. It was titled “Mr. President, in anticipation of Presidents‘ Day consider the following words of counsel and … Continue reading

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Should I Tell on My Cheating Classmates? (Kwame Anthony Appiah)

Kwame Anthony Appiah teaches philosophy at N.Y.U. He is the author of “Cosmopolitanism” and “The Honor Code: How Moral Revolutions Happen.” He writes for the New York Times as “The Ethicist.” Many of the letters that come to Appiah deal … Continue reading

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Australia Has Not Had a Mass Murder Since 1996: Will We Learn from Their Example?

In 1996, Australia experienced a horrendous mass murder known as the Port Arthur Massacre. A man named Martin Bryant went to a popular tourist site and methodically murdered 35 people, including a few that he murdered on his way to … Continue reading

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Will Trump Dare to Meet Emma Gonzales, Student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School?

Watch Emma Gonzalez’s electrifying speech about the massacre at her high school. She knew the shooter. She calls out the cowardly politicians who take NRA money and send their “thoughts and prayers.” Trump says he will have a “listening session” … Continue reading

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Caveon Test Security: We Don’t Actually Investigate, and We Keep Our Process to Ourselves.

In an effort to improve test security at New Orleans-based Singleton Charter School, operated by Dryades YMCA, the board chair, Darren Mire, plans to employ Caveon Test Security. For the backstory on Singleton and test security issues, see this article … Continue reading

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School Safety or Gun Control?

There have been many school shootings over the last few year. On February 15, 2018, the New York Times published an article on gun violence since 2014 at schools.  There is no immunity for any school in the country, big or … Continue reading

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