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Why “Happy Birthday Colin” Matters: A Reader Shares Their Story

DOM SAYS: In the dog-lover community, there is a saying: there are no bad dogs, just bad owners. The same applies to bad kids. Kids turn bad because of bad and/or absent parenting. After spending two decades “in the trenches” as a teacher, I saw first-hand how these bad kids were classroom cancers. They weren’t […]

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Fixing Our Broken Education System: How About We Start with the Parents?

This past week in my education column for The Philadelphia Daily News, I wrote about a Philadelphia couple who were criminally charged by the Montgomery County District Attorney for claiming their elementary school daughter lived with her grandfather in Lower Moreland Township so she could get a better education You heard right. Criminally charged. I […]

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Classroom Discussions on the Election: Education or Indoctrination

As a former teacher, I have lamented about the fact that civics has all but disappeared from our nation’s classrooms. Civics illiteracy is a real issue and it prevents kids from understanding the importance of engaged citizenship. Of course, I should be careful what I wish for. Every four years, the presidential election brings out […]

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Chick-fil-A Controversey Ruffling Some Political Feathers

Last week, I wrote a column for The Philadelphia Daily News about my view of the Chick-fil-A controversy. I have no problem with people objecting to Chick-fil-A’s CEO Dan Cathy expressing his personal opinions on gay marriage. I have no problem with people voting with their wallet and choosing to take their business elsewhere. I […]

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Daily News Column: I Believe in Heroes

The latest allegations against Lance Armstrong are troubling. His athletic achievements have been impressive, and his work to provide hope and support to others through his Live Strong Foundation have been downright inspirational. We live in a cynical world where it seems to be a bloodsport to tear down our heroes. Does that mean we […]

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