Friday, December 19, 2008

Response to blog comment

A person named, "Orangepetal," commented on my Huffington Post article. My response follows...


Thank you for taking the time to read my article. My first recommendation for the President-elect or anyone else interested in improving education is to appoint competent thoughtful accomplished educators to set policy. America is loaded with them. American learning theorists and brilliant school-level practitioners inspire educators across the globe.

While I am under no obligation to write any more than I have already done on the subject, I will attempt to write some cogent recommendations for school reform over the holidays. Of course, it is impossible to cover such a complex issue in this forum.

In the meantime, there is a large collection of my work and ideas represented at

Happy holidays,


About Obama's Cabinet
Read the Original Article at HuffingtonPost

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Wednesday, December 17, 2008

My New Huffington Post Article

Obama Practices Social Promotion

Sent from my iPhone

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Saturday, June 21, 2008

Others Wrestle with Intellectual Property Issues Too

While I'm being criticized for not understanding fair-use and intellectual property law, Tim Berry in The Huffington Post offers the following food for thought - Ebooks, Copyright, Piracy.

I'm personally fond of what he calls the "Slashdot Argument."

David Pogue's articles and music videos (links included) are also worthy of your time.

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Saturday, May 31, 2008

Two New Articles By Me in The Huffington Post!

Today, two new articles I wrote were published by The Huffington Post.


Spelling Porn (about the televised National Spelling Bee)

When the Jumbotron says, "Read," You Read! (about the merits of "summer reading")

and my earlier article

The Surge Against First Graders (about the Reading First scandal)

Then comment, cross-post, dig, subscribe - anything necessary to tell the world that different perspectives on education need to be expressed in the media.

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Thursday, May 8, 2008

I Hit the Big Time!

Big news!

I could not be more thrilled to have been invited to be a contributor to The Huffington Post. I have read The Huffington Post since the day it launched and am extremely honored to be associated with this ground-breaking publication.

My first article just went live on the Politics page of The Huffington Post. The article is called, "The Surge Against First Graders."

If the article is pushed off the main (politics) page, it may be found here:

My page for future articles is: This is in addition to my own blog at and

While checking out my article, feel free to share the love and leave a comment or Buzz-Me-Up! Education needs more critical analysis and reportage. I am humbled that the Huffington Post has given me this opportunity to reach such a large audience.


Check out Constructing Modern Knowledge
July 28-31, 2008 - Manchester, NH

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Saturday, August 11, 2007

The Article I Wish I had Written - 1

A few days ago I wrote the following article about the efficacy of "Baby Einstein," Finally, An Alarmist Study I Can Get Behind, for The Pulse: Education's Place for Debate.

I was pleased with the effort until I read Chris Kelly's Huffington Post article, Bush Baby Einstein. It's a doozy! He really connects the dots and tickles the funny bone.

Bravo Chris! I'm not worth! I'm not worthy!

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