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  • March 5, 2015 |  EssayWorks

    Ravitch uses testing as double standard in debate with imaginary education reformer

    Recently, I listened to Dr. Diane Ravitch lecture as part of a series hosted by my institution, Lehigh University College of Education. As a former hi...
  • March 4, 2015 |  Story Corner

    Discovering in 7th grade what life is all about

    West Philly resident Ted Hannon dreamed as a child of escaping his difficult life by one day becoming a priest.Then one day, an experience he can'...
  • March 4, 2015 |  EssayWorks

    In the age of Amazon, sex is no substitute for good storytelling

    While "Transparent" presents a compelling, relatable portrait of a transgender person in the twenty-first century, it misses a tremendous op...
  • March 4, 2015 |  Delaware Speak Easy

    The Delaware 'Body Count' story sends a message

    NewsWorks contributor John Watson asks: If you have a member of the family or a friend killed by the gun shots in Wilmington, what do you do?
  • March 3, 2015 |  That's History

    Jeb Bush was a pot-smoking bully. So what?

    A scion of a famously rich and well-connected family goes to a fancy prep school. Partying with his friends and neglecting his studies, he almost gets...
  • March 3, 2015 |  EssayWorks

    After marriage equality in Pa., there’s still much to be accomplished

    Last year, Pennsylvania made significant progress toward LGBT equality when a federal court overturned the State’s ban against same-sex marriage allow...
  • March 2, 2015 |  EssayWorks

    End the death penalty and redirect savings to programs that help victims

    When my 24-year-old son Scott was murdered in 1987, I was devastated. Losing a loved one to murder tears apart the lives of the surviving family membe...
  • February 27, 2015 |  The Remix with Dr. James Peterson

    Does Black History Month separate more than it unites?

    I've been thinking a lot about Black History Month. I get a lot of questions, often about "Do we still need Black History Month?" It�...
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