From Harvey Weinstein to #MeToo and university activism, Baylor has been on the leading edge of a shift in American culture over the past two years.
Two 2,600-pound granite monuments will be unveiled to honor local soldiers killed in the Korean War and recent wars in the Middle East and Afghanistan.
Having never taken a monumental interest in the British Royal Family, I admit I wasn’t overly interested in awaking at 3 a.m. to watch the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. The idea of losing some sleep to even activate the television never entered my mind. The thought my invitation to the wedding never arrived contributed to my lack of interest even more.
Scott Pruitt is in my estimation the worst Environmental Protection Agency administrator ever. I base this on two things: As one supposedly dedicated to President Trump’s mission of draining the swamp, he’s instead wasted public monies on personal perks. Second, he’s obviously a tool of industry with the express goal of deregulating everything, no matter the facts, no matter the safety consequences.
Since 1983 and U.S. Secretary of Education Richard Riley’s education report “A Nation at Risk,” American policymakers and politicians have accused our public schools of not adequately preparing children to meet our nation’s human resource needs in an increasingly competitive global economy. While this criticism has taken many forms, it has generally concluded that our nation’s schools have “failed” and that the solution somehow is: high-stakes accountability testing for children and schools, competition in the form of new kinds of competitor “public” schools (i.e., charters, vouchers), blaming teachers and their preparation or, more recently, closing/reorganizing “failed” schools and possibly dispersing students across other schools or communities.