Politics

Discerning fact from fiction in University of Arizona turmoil

It is hard to believe it has been a month since a University of Arizona faculty poll revealed that at least 31 percent, and possibly nearly 50 percent, of the voting faculty wanted Provost Meredith Hay fired. Time flies when you're buried under textbooks. During the past four weeks, while I've been building lessons for… Continue reading Discerning fact from fiction in University of Arizona turmoil

Politics

“Zero tolerance” school practices vs. “critical thinking”

Zachary Christie is now a free boy - sort of. The 6-year-old won't have to spend 45 days in an alternative school for troublemakers, but he'll still be suspended from first grade for 3 to 5 days for his "crime" of bringing his Cub Scout camping utensil to school. Zachary - who you can see… Continue reading “Zero tolerance” school practices vs. “critical thinking”