Helena, Montana / Nov 7, 2020: Pro Trump supporters at Stop the Steal rally holding signs against the media declaring Joe Biden President elect due to voter fraud and vote count being incomplete (photo purchased from BigStock.com).

I oppose lending credence to vicious falsehoods embraced by our President. My stance is not a matter of politics; it’s a matter of honesty and decency.


Caitlin Flanagin’s cover story favors easy insults and zingers over practical advice and bridge-building.

I can think of no more hyperbolic, unfair, and ridiculous cover image than a golden student desk chair. But even the insulting art is also outdated and misleading, as more private schools favor discussion or Harkness tables.


FRAGILITY: More students today are upset with anything lower than perfection. Photo illustration purchased from Bigstock.com.

Help stressed out, anxious, teenagers with social and emotional learning.


Administrators offer bogus excuses for not having vibrant student newspapers—even as school mission statements trumpet the importance of student voice. It’s time to take decisive action. Here’s how.

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Educators must speak out against the President’s recent tweet about Elizabeth Warren’s presidential bid announcement. There is no gray area with such racist, ignorant, abhorrent language.


“I see a direct connection between what I learned in journalism and what I’m doing now,” says Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jon Meacham.

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If teachers must give high-stakes assessments, allow for full-credit retakes.

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Opening one’s ears is never as dangerous as closing them.


Providing a platform for fools to speak, even in our venomous political climate, is essential to revealing their foolishness.

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Listen to my recent conversation with Jonathan Haidt, co-author of “The Coddling of the American Mind.”


Photo courtesy of David and Elana Cutler.

How marriage brought together the two sectors.

David Cutler

A high school history and journalism teacher from Massachusetts.

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