Sometimes, it's interesting to see what the World Outside of Education thinks of the institution. This page aims to keep those perspectives coming on a regular basis. Read to your heart's content, but be wary....

A High-Tech Route to Smarter Kids? The Bulletin, Bend, Oregon, March 11, 2010.

Scholar Diane Ravitch: We've Lost Sight of Schools' Goal USA Today, March 9, 2010.

**Effective Teachers Plan Gets Rolling in Pittsburgh School District** Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, March 9, 2010.

Celebrities Lend Weight to Promote Civics Education Education Week, August 25, 2009

Colbert Nation: I's on Edjukayshun--Texas School Board March 16, 2010 Historian Eric Foner is the guest.

Dangerously Irrelevant

The Fischbowl Karl Fisch's always fascinating odyssey as a teacher in the 21st Century. Includes links to such popular items as Karl's Did You Know: Shift Happens presentations.

Thomas Friedman: The Green Revolutions--Plural June 25, 2009

Thomas Friedman: The Real War of Ideas July 20, 2009

**How Christian Were the Founders?** Russell Shorto, New York Times, Feb. 11, 2010

**Socialist Studies: Left, left, left** Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Feb. 19, 2010

Pierce, Charles. P. Idiot America: How Stupidity Became a Virtue in the Land of the Free. Doubleday, 2009.