One Way to End Immigration Reform Impasse

One Way to End Immigration Reform Impasse

The parable of the starfish tells the story of a young boy throwing starfish back into the ocean. If they remain beached after washing ashore, they will die. When a passerby tells the boy that he can’t really make a difference because there’s too many to help, the boy...
Films Unite Students Around Common Values

Films Unite Students Around Common Values

The end of a semester is always movie time for my high school social studies classes. Once the last test or final exam has been given, this is one way of giving the students a “break” while still having them think and learn by thoughtfully selecting the films....
How to Get Conservatives to Wear Masks

How to Get Conservatives to Wear Masks

I’m a teacher. As I approach the school year, I get quite nervous. It’s going to be hard. What really troubles me is the likelihood that some kid will become infected and bring the virus home to a cramped apartment, where a large family is cared for by Grandma. I...
How Aristotle Can Solve US Polarization

How Aristotle Can Solve US Polarization

Aristotle is a good source of help in dealing with our current political polarization. His political philosophy is a friendly criticism of that of his teacher, Plato, whose teacher Socrates created an ideal government in “The Republic.” Aristotle’s political...