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At Shanker: Are Americans (and Texans) as Stupid as the Media Tells Us We Are?

The media onslaught letting Americans know that they are dunces has gone on for decades. How stupid are we? You might be surprised that the news about our public education system in the United States is not actually as bad as you have been led to believe… Last week I travelled to Washington D.C. 470 more words

International Comparative

Thursday vintage hodge-podge: sewing, knitting, vintage photos, Charles Dickens in Pisa and Carrara

Audrey Hepburn Breakfast at Tiffany’s display, Gilli bar, Firenze, spring 2012

Unfortunately, this has been a very difficult week and as a result I have not had time to put into developing a post. 1,830 more words

A Morning Coffee in the Mountains (Corniglia, Italy)

In my work, I have sometimes taught foreign students how to write in English. I try to encourage them to write creatively – to think about smell, touch, taste, sound and vision. 1,487 more words

Stinco d'Agnello con Prugne, Mele & Mandorle

E’ inserito nel Menù del Pranzo di Pasqua del Ristoro di Frate Cipolla, però con ogni probabilità l’Ammiraglio Balestri (il cuoco) lo potrà riproporre anche in altri giorni (tipo Pasquetta ma non solo): lo… 8 more words


2 Hours East

Having the Field Studies course in Genova is probably the best thing about this program abroad. Every Tuesday, the class visits nearby cities, but this time we traveled to the most famous mistake in the world. 185 more words

Läraren ÄR magiker!

“Läraren är ingen trollkarl” löd rubriken på en ledare i DN häromveckan.

Den var fylld av “sunt förnuft” av samma slag som Jan Björklund gärna använder sig av när han pratar skolpolitik. 1,227 more words

Främlingsfientlighet Och Rasism

Travelogue: Best of Tuscany, Italy

A one day tour’s great for getting to slightly inaccessible places. Especially in Italy, we found that a guide’s extremely useful for condensing highlights of history while we take in the sights. 472 more words