Daily News Column

Twice a month I write an opinion column for The Philadelphia Daily News on issues related to education, parents and students. You can click on the links below to see some of my most recent columns.

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Here are some of my recent Daily News columns:

June 5, 2012:

“Diddy He or Did He Not Deserve That Scholarship? Should Justin Combs, son of Diddy Combs, refuse the football scholarship offered to him by UCLA because his father is one of the world’s wealthiest entertainers and entrepreneurs?

May 22, 2012:

Given Lemonade, Why Make Lemons? Why is capitalism such a bad word? It must be, because entrepreneurship is a rarity in our schools today. We need to teach kids about the free enterprise system, and there’s no better way than lemonade stands, bake sales and lawn mowing businesses. That is, if some overzealous government officials would get out of the way.

May 8, 2012

Today’s Women Don’t Need Anybody Warring On or For Them. What message does the “Life of Julia” web campaign by President Obama’s political campaign send to women?

April 24, 2012

Everybody Can’t Be Valedictorian. This multiple valedictorian nonsense is really getting out of hand. The “everybody is a winner” mindset, meddlesome parents and suit-happy lawyers have taken over what used to be a healthy academic competition.

April 10, 2012

They Blame Teachers, But Bullying Is an Epic Fail by Parents. Let’s face the truth: the real villains in the bullying epidemic are punk parents who are doing a terrible job raising what I call “classroom terrorists.” It’s time to call these parents out.