Articles By: Malcolm A. Kline

Grand Old Partisan

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In his acceptance speech, Virginia’s governor-elect, Bob McDonnell, may have quoted the founding fathers more extensively than the last four U. S. presidents combined have in their entire political careers. But then, he also may have made more such references than many teachers do in their working lifetimes.

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Stimulated School Systems

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Americans driving, or walking, through blocks of shut-down businesses and foreclosed-upon homes while greeting their unemployed neighbors or perhaps looking for jobs themselves may wonder what happened to the so-called stimulus money that Congress voted to spend earlier this year.

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Educating For Failure

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Every chief executive in the past 20 years has vowed to be, as one of them put it, “the education president.” All have failed for the same reason: as with most aspects of life, top-down government solutions to education just don’t work.

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Reagan v. the Beltway

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Occasionally, Washington outsiders have tried to tame the ultimate company town but few were as stunningly successful. A look back at his arrival shows that other than the favorite restaurants, little has changed in the capital.

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ACORN Scandals Grow & Grow

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When two college students pretending to be a prostitute and her pimp sought help from ACORN employees, staffers couldn’t do enough for them as the two claimed to be importing underage girls to work as ladies of the evening. The Asssociation for Community Organizers for Reform Now responded with a lawsuit.

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