Monthly Archives: September 2011

THE VACILLATION OF A PRESIDENT

President Barack Obama remembers working with the poor on the south side of Chicago, but he has not sought to be an advocate for the alleviation of their plight.  During his campaign for the US presidency Obama refused to state … Continue reading

Posted in Social Ethics

REFLECTIONS OF 9/11

My workday on September 11, 2001, began strangely.  Members of my staff were huddled around an old portable television set and not in front of their computers as usual.  I was informed that something terrible had happened in New York … Continue reading

Posted in Social Ethics

NATURE V. NURTURE

The racial disparities in academic achievement in grade school are so vast that it is all too easy to arrive at a genetic explanation for them.  Such a conclusion is certainly wrong, but many are hard pressed to disprove it.  … Continue reading

Posted in Education

INTRODUCTION

The public school system in the United States needs serious overhauling, if this country is going to compete in the global marketplace of ideas.  We can adopt the language of our president, taken from the prophetic utterance of the Rev. … Continue reading

Posted in Education