Author: Nancy Salvato



July 6, 2007

A Little Knowledge Is a Dangerous Thing

Filed under: Featured Conservative,Politics In General - 06 Jul 2007

Around this time last year I participated in the Center for Civic Education’s National Academy, where Professor Will Harris led a selected group of students in 21 days of intense study on the basic issues of political theory, and the …

June 21, 2007

World Without Habeas Corpus

I woke from a very disturbing dream the other night. Five women and I were involved in some business undertaking in the Middle East. Heading toward a building where we were to be meeting, the two women I had been …

May 31, 2007

Contemplating the Gift of Freedom

In Taranto’s, “Best of the Web Today,” is a mention about U.S. military officials who, while raiding an al-Qaeda safe house in Iraq, discovered crude drawings depicting torture methods such as a “blowtorch to the skin” and “eye removal.” Soldiers …

May 4, 2007

It is Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

Every man who has preserved or defended his country, or has made it greater, is reserved a special place in heaven, where he enjoys an eternal life of happiness. Of all those things one might do on earth, nothing is …

March 16, 2007

We Can Agree on “The Big Five” in Reading Instruction

Most parents are pleased to hear, “…plays nicely with others,” when their children are assessed in preschool or kindergarten. Getting along is a skill that will transfer throughout our lives. On the flip side, it’s hard to be …

March 7, 2007

Democratizing Education

I’ve always wondered about going to an Ivy League school. My brother, who attended Cornell, told me that up to the first day of Law School, fellow students were packing and leaving for Harvard upon receiving late acceptance notices …

January 4, 2007

Disenfranchised: The Buzz in Education Reform

Filed under: Education & Schools - 04 Jan 2007

The word that most aptly describes the momentum behind education reform going into 2007 is disenfranchised. This can be applied to students in grades P all the way to 16. It can also be applied to adults who …

November 28, 2006

3rd String but Still on the Team

Coaches must produce winning teams or they will be terminated. Managers must make their quotas or they will not be retained. Teachers must ensure that students…oh, wait a minute. Tenured teachers will receive an increase in salary …

November 5, 2006

Healthy Bodies Equal Healthy Minds

Filed under: Potpourri,Uncategorized - 05 Nov 2006

In 2004, the “Child Nutrition and WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) Reauthorization Act” was passed to “address the growing obesity epidemic and promote healthy eating and physical activity through changes in school environments.”1 Although schools are locally controlled, any LEA, …

September 9, 2006

Caving in the face of Union Politics

Filed under: Education & Schools,Featured Conservative - 09 Sep 2006

Although federal money accounts for less than 10% of the cost of public education, as part of NCLB, schools that accept these tax dollars are to be held accountable for each subgroup of students making adequate yearly progress in their …

August 30, 2006

And “W” takes the Series!

It is the bottom of the ninth inning in game seven of the World Series. The score: 3-3, with two strikes, and runners positioned on 1st and 3rd. The stadium is quiet. And here we go. The windup …

August 13, 2006

Undermining the Covenant between Mother and Child

This is a piece for divorced parents. It is written on behalf of the non-custodial parent; one who wants a relationship with the kids, yet finds the relationship compromised by the other parent. All too often, the non custodial parent …

July 6, 2006

Equitable Education is Possible

Filed under: Education & Schools - 06 Jul 2006

The Fordham Institute recently released a report, Fund the Child: Tackling Inequity & Antiquity in School Finance, which advocates reforming the current system of school funding. This is a long time coming. A convincing argument is made that …

June 27, 2006

Reading Between the Lines

Everyone has an agenda. To truly read between the lines, a person must be able to recognize flaws in an argument, misinformation, and ideological bias. More importantly, a person must be cognizant of why some stories are buried in the …

June 22, 2006

All the Shouting is Taking Us Nowhere

Filed under: Immigration,War On Terror - 22 Jun 2006

Sometimes, overwhelmed, I find myself unable to begin any task. After opening and closing the refrigerator several times, pacing the rooms of my house, and generally feeling sorry for myself, I assess the state of affairs.

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