Category Archives: Education

Addiction: An Overworked Diagnosis?

As defined by many, an addiction is a persistent, compulsive dependence on a substance. Unfortunately, the term has been extended to include mood-altering behaviors or activities. To accommodate this broadening of the definition, some researchers identify two types of addictions: … Continue reading

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Rational Voices on Climate Change

Those who believe man-made climate change to be proven fact have increasingly taken on a fanatical and threatening tone.  Some have asserted that those disagreeing with the theory of man-made climate change are no different than holocaust deniers.  Others have … Continue reading

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“The Great Pause”

Real climate scientists are balking at myth that every year is the current “hottest year”.  Such claims ignore the evidence from satellites (determined to be more accurate than surface measures) showing an 18 year “pause”.  At the very most, any … Continue reading

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Government: The “Common Core”

To the supporters of Common Core math, I have to agree.  The old, regular math doesn’t work well.  However, Common Core math is ridiculous. I remember back in elementary school where we would use actual pennies to learn addition and … Continue reading

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Journalism, School Lunches, and Ridiculous Government Mandates

Jane E. Brody (The New York Times, 12/22/14) made quite an effort to write positively about the Obama mandated requirements called the “Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act” which is now attached to the National School Lunch Program. [The NSLP was introduced … Continue reading

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On Education and Responsibility

It is said that for-profit secondary schools and colleges put profit above educational quality. It is also said that state-funded secondary schools and nearly all of our colleges and universities put leftist brainwashing above educational quality. It seems that these … Continue reading

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School Lunches and Michelle’s Overreach

According to the U.S. Constitution, the federal government has no authorized role in education.  The Constitution also gives no role to the federal government in selecting meals for students.  The Constitution also gives no role to the “First Lady” in … Continue reading

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Department of Education

Of course the Executive Branch of federal government should have no role in education. The Department of Education needs to be closed immediately.  When injustice is done, we have a Legislative Branch and a Judicial Branch to ensure the Constitution … Continue reading

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Empowerment

It might be useful to evaluate our actions based on how we answer these two questions. Is our action Empowering? Is our action Enabling? If our action is Empowering, it is probably Enlightening. If our action is Enabling, it is … Continue reading

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Skepticism and Humility!

I am a psychologist. Like any other type of scientist we expect that “peer revue” has some credibility. By that I mean that we expect that when we read an article in a professional journal that the content has been … Continue reading

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