Decline or Oscillation?

Posted on March 14, 2024
Image: Natalia Yankovets/Shutterstock.

What looks like a disastrous collapse in students’ literacy may be simply a reversion to a kind of mean.

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From the Warp and the Woof, We Rise

Posted on March 21, 2024
Image: The 2023 Ernel Martinez mural tribute to Dick Allen, commissioned by Mural Arts of Philadelphia;

Dick Allen faced racist taunts and boos so numerous and unrelenting that he became the first player in baseball to wear his batting helmet out in the field.

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America’s Great Poet of Darkness

Posted on March 26, 2024
Image: Robert Frost on his farm near Ripton, Vermont; Science History Images/Alamy Stock Photo.

If you read Frost for the snow, but don’t feel the cold, then you’re not really reading Frost

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