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MAKE SKEPTICISM GREAT AGAIN™

MAKE SKEPTICISM GREAT AGAIN™

Faith is killing us. I don’t mean faith in God. I mean faith in demigods. For the purposes of this article, it doesn’t matter whether you believe in God or not. If you are a person of faith, then it’s sinful to worship false gods. If you’re an atheist, it’s...

What If This Distance Learning Experiment Works?

What If This Distance Learning Experiment Works?

This article was featured 3/16/2020 in the Union Leader's opinion editorial section. In response to the recent COVID-19 threat, the NH Department of Education and Manchester School District are implementing distance learning contingencies. They will allow instruction...

Education Through the Golden Age Filter

Education Through the Golden Age Filter

I’m working on an article and accompanying video that asks the question, “Why isn’t public education getting cheaper?” The origin of the question comes from the observation that the digital age is causing the cost of acquiring information to go to zero. Yet, the costs...

Money Is Not the Problem for NH GOP

Money Is Not the Problem for NH GOP

Nobody asked me what the NH GOP’s biggest problem is. And few, if any, will care what I have to say. But that’s OK because I’ve been through this before in another volunteer organization and I know how change works. More on that later. In this article, I’m going to...

In Ward 6, Jon DiPietro wants to open up the school district to reform. He says lots of people have new ideas, but the challenge is “to find the second person to join in to give permission to the crowd to embrace change.” He points to success at Parker-Varney Elementary School as a model to replicate across the Queen City.

– New Hampshire Union Leader, October 25. 2017

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How to Change the World In Your Spare Time

How to Change the World In Your Spare Time

I'm speaking with a lot of people who are expressing apathy and helplessness. They're not voting in local elections because they feel like nothing ever changes. I totally understand that perspective but, at the same time, I don't accept it. So someone on Facebook...

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