'Your papers, please' must never be heard in America
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
James Madison once observed that mankind is inclined to disagreement, and even "the most fanciful and frivolous distinctions have been sufficient to kindle their unfriendly passions."
Arizona's foul-mouthed college professors are off the hook. And secondary school teachers need just to watch their language in class.
People who wonder why this country has declined so much in the past half-century need look no further than New York and, most recently, Brookline, Mass.
Late on a school night, in a game already delayed because of lightning, Richardson Lake Highlands High School came to bat in the top of the fifth inning leading Dallas Samuell by around 30 runs.
Anyone looking to understand the "lay of the land" in kindergarten-through-12th-grade education should look no further than James Ryan's outstanding "Five Miles Away, A World Apart." Mr. Ryan, an education scholar and law professor at the University of Virginia, makes the case that the education landscape is shaped most decisively by one feature: the persistence of the local school district, which is responsible for the school choices that parents make.
Two wildfires that erupted and spread quickly near the Mojave Desert have destroyed dozens of homes and forced evacuations in remote areas of California as hundreds of firefighters work to contain the flames.