What is truth?Is truth unchanging law?We both have truthsAre mine the same as Yours?– Pilate to Jesus in Jesus Christ, Superstar This is probably a good place to nail down a definition of fake news, as it's a fairly recent addition to our vocabulary. While there is (unsurprisingly) a lack of agreement on the Internet … Continue reading Fake News and Our Willingness to Be Deceived
Modern public schools produce larger and larger numbers of graduates each year, and as legislators ask more of their states' students and teachers, they rise to meet those successive challenges. So why do politicians slam our schools? Erika Christakis explains why in this article from the Atlantic.
By studying President Donald Trump's use (and misuse) of the English language, we can gain a deeper understanding of how he thinks. Such study yields valuable information to a voter. Certainly foreign intelligence agencies and heads of state examine his writings to prepare for their interactions with him. I'm not talking about prepared speeches written … Continue reading Donald Trump and the English Language: A Lesson for Writing Students