May 29, 2017

The Verb “Tread”

The verb “tread” in the sense of stepping or walking has been in the language for a thousand years. Not surprisingly, changes have taken place in how it is used.

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Lowering the Bar For Teachers

Teaching is a profession every bit as vital to the common good as doctoring. As far as I can tell, no one is suggesting that the AMA lower residency requirements to permit more people to enter the doctoring profession.

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Subversive Staples Ads

What kind of arrogant, insensitive irresponsible products of spoiled privileged childhoods wrote these Staples ads? Don’t they know that most parents are lucky to get enough money together to pay for one set of supplies for each child?

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Reading Instruction Must Begin at Home

Parents of young children cannot afford to leave beginning reading instruction to the schools. US public schools do a great many things well, but effective reading instruction is not one of them.

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A Toga Is Not a Tunic

Sometimes the only solution for a writer who wants to avoid repeating a word is to rewrite the paragraph.

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