Roldo Bartimole writes: We continually hear parents are the big problem of the Cleveland schools. Likely there’s some truth to that. What we seem to forget, however, is that the parents of today were the children of yesterday that we didn’t educate and the children of today will be the ill-educated parents of tomorrow who […]
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Tim Adams writes: What Ryan knew of relationships, and of women, he had mostly learned from his daily immersion in adult videos, picked from a menu to suit all conceivable tastes, none of which any longer held much curiosity for him. He acknowledged a sadness in himself about all this, but he was addicted all […]
Roldo Bartimole writes: You are going to hear a lot of lies. There will be mucho money poured into telling these lies. The Greater Cleveland Partnership – Cleveland’s corporate voice – will try to Rope-a-Dope us again. Some truth is therefore necessary. So I’m going to reach back into the past to give some context […]
Robert Reich writes: America no longer values public goods as we did decades ago. The great expansion of public institutions in America began in the early years of 20th century, when progressive reformers championed the idea that we all benefit from public goods. Excellent schools, roads, parks, playgrounds and transit systems would knit the new […]
If you see and understand something, be sure that it is something you’ll be able to release in the future in order to get to a higher kind of truth. p. 47 From Good Citizens: Creating Enlightened Society by Thich Nhat Hanh Previously… Found in my electronic chapbook.
So whatever you have learned, whatever you have heard, you should be careful to not consider it to be the absolute truth. p. 47 From Good Citizens: Creating Enlightened Society by Thich Nhat Hanh Previously… Found in my electronic chapbook.
The kids are all right…
Roldo Bartimole writes: Before even getting into the battle over extending the hefty sales taxes on wine, beer, liquor and cigarettes, so-called sin taxes, we should take a close look at who is paying and who may be benefiting without paying any of the cost. Actually, the larger metro area where some of the most […]
Alice Walker writes: Contemplating Zimmerman’s exoneration for the shooting death of Trayvon Martin in a letter to a friend yesterday, I wrote this, with a few thoughts added today: Just heard the Zimmerman verdict. It makes me think of the man given the “pleasure” of assassinating Che Guevara. He was young, and it was his […]
Normally I’m in agreement with Robert Reich. I’m not starry-eyed over the Clintons the way he continues to be, but generally I think he has his head screwed on right. When he takes House Republicans to task, however, and begins with the premise: A basic economic principle is government ought to tax what we want […]
Roldo Bartimole writes: You have to wonder whether our politicians look ahead or think at all. Or whether it’s just too convenient to keep their heads in the sand and not worry about what they’re doing. I’m talking about Cuyahoga County’s new form of government. It doesn’t seem a bit of an improvement on the […]
Robert Reich writes: If we had a strategy designed to increase jobs and wages, what would it look like? For starters, it would focus on raising the productivity of all Americans through better education — including early-childhood education and near-free higher education. That would require a revolution in how we finance public education. It’s insane […]
What happens when a dream you’ve held since childhood … doesn’t come true? As Lisa Bu adjusted to a new life in the United States, she turned to books to expand her mind and create a new path for herself. She shares her unique approach to reading in this lovely, personal talk about the magic of books.
Roldo Bartimole writes: It was good to see three school board members voted against the fire sale of the Cleveland schools downtown administration building. But wait. Unfortunately, the majority voted to sell the historic building to Drury Hotels of St. Louis. The deal: more than $4 million below the appraised price. Who’s counting the pennies? […]
Roldo Bartimole writes: How much confidence do I – or you – have in the Cleveland Board of Education getting a fair price for the sale of its a gem of a historic downtown administration building on East 6th Street: Minus zero. Actually less. This celebrated building sits on 1.75 acres of the best situated […]
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[Update: 30 October at 0446 Education Standards Divided by Race (story first published at 1011 on 24 October.]
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