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Archive for May, 2009

The Merit Pay Problem

Posted by Anthony on May 20, 2009

By Anthony J. Aschettino

Most Americans like it when the media can reduce any complex idea to a catchy phrase or word, since it relieves them of having to confront the intricacies of navigating policy. Take, for example, the idea that better teachers should earn more money than their counterparts. The media and policy makers have happily reduced that concept to the term “merit pay”, which sounds nice and logical; after all, shouldn’t teachers who are more proficient at their trade end up with a larger check to thank them for their role in helping improve education in America? Read the rest of this entry »

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This Amazing Universe

Posted by Anthony on May 5, 2009

By Anthony J. Aschettino

For this year’s ultimate edition of Quid Rides, we invite our readers to ponder something their ancestors have since the first humanoid creature gazed up at the sky during the night and wondered what exactly was out there: our universe.

Since the dawn of civilization, we as a species have been fascinated by the universe and rightly so: there is nothing comparable to the majesty of its boundless mystery, forcing us to keep prying away in order to grasp even a bit of understanding about it. Long has man looked at the stars and the moon, indeed all of the heavenly bodies, and guessed what they were and what purpose they serve us. Read the rest of this entry »

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