Santa Fe Reporter - Opinion http://www.sfreporter.com/santafe/articles.sec-17-1-opinion.html <![CDATA[The Dirt: Stop Kvetching and Do - Top 5 ways you can help your environment]]>
By: Laura Paskus
For two years, I’ve been lucky enough to write this column about environmental issues for SFR each month. Now, the time has come to embrace other projects and make way for new voices. Thanks, reader]]>
<![CDATA[Choosing Love - The intersection of science and wonder can save species]]>
By: Laura Paskus
This summer, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature announced that the western black rhinoceros was officially extinct. The subspecies of African rhino had last been spotted in 2006.]]>
<![CDATA[Preferring Not To - Melville and the teacher’s dilemma]]>
By: Seth Biderman
Bartleby is a gray-eyed law clerk who shows up in Herman Melville’s short fiction in the 1850s. When he’s first hired, Bartleby does his copying work with great efficiency. But then one day, on being asked to review a document, he refuses.]]>
<![CDATA[Power and the Press - Public servants shouldn’t get to hand out interviews like prizes]]>
By: Laura Paskus
Behind the curtain of almost every news story is a secret dance. In the process of understanding an issue, reporters must find people willing to talk; it’s those people whose voices and perspectives bring the hard facts of a story to life.]]>
<![CDATA[The Dance - The child and the curriculum]]>
By: Seth Biderman
It was around this time of year in 2008 that a young man named Julian Martinez enrolled at Monte del Sol Charter School, where I was then dean of students...]]>
<![CDATA[Mr. Sunshine - This is why we drink on airplanes]]>
By: Rob Wilder
When I’m not traveling with children, I’m pretty easygoing. I don’t get stressed about delayed flights due to inclement weather in Denver...]]>
<![CDATA[Buckets of Rain - Last week’s historic storm could jumpstart planning ]]>
By: Laura Paskus
When the wind and rain started Friday night, my daughter and I were out eating pizza. We watched through floor-to-ceiling windows as wind bent the trees...]]>
<![CDATA[In the Flow - Rethinking NM’s teacher evaluation plan]]>
By: Seth Biderman
Citing our children’s continued inability to choose the right bubbles on multiple choice tests, Gov. Susana Martinez...]]>
<![CDATA[Muddy Hymnal - New Mexico’s drying rivers herald a changing world]]>
By: Laura Paskus
Once again, the Rio Grande south of Albuquerque has dried.]]>
<![CDATA[Sit and Deliver - Finding the Escalante within]]>
By: Seth Biderman
Happy to report I’m feeling something I haven’t felt in a long time, when it comes to public schools: hope.]]>
<![CDATA[Santa Fe Eavesdropper - May 29, 2013]]>
By: SFR
“Sometimes, people don’t understand, and are puzzled when they end up in jail.” —Overheard at Santa Fe Magistrate Court]]>
<![CDATA[What Matters - Funding in the classroom, not the courtroom]]>
By: Seth Biderman
Apparently our school board’s getting ready to “lawyer up”]]>
<![CDATA[Boom! - Lessons from the West, Texas, fertilizer plant explosion]]>
By: Laura Paskus
Last month, a fertilizer plant exploded in the tiny town of West, Texas, killing 15 people and injuring almost 200.]]>
<![CDATA[Same Old Swill - Tennessee’s not-so-radical reforms]]>
By: Seth Biderman
Tennessee seems to be the latest hotspot for school reform.]]>
<![CDATA[WIPP It Good - As the feds continue to make nuclear wishes, will New Mexico keep granting them?]]>
By: Laura Paskus
It’s no secret that New Mexico is one of the nation’s hot spots for nuclear activity.]]>
<![CDATA[The Dream School - In education, the value of uncharted waters]]>
By: Seth Biderman
I haven’t met Ernesto Prada, but I hope to someday. He’s a student at Santa Fe High, and he’s asking the very question we’ve been researching at the Academy for the Love of Learning for the last couple years: What can “school” be?]]>
<![CDATA[Canine Assets - Putting a price tag on the Mexican gray wolf]]>
By: Laura Paskus
One of the hallmarks of wolf recovery in New Mexico and Arizona is the intensity of emotion it ignites on both sides of the issue.]]>
<![CDATA[The Tao of Poeh - A school for being, sharing and laughing]]>
By: Seth Biderman
Great to hear President Obama talk about expanding preschool in last week’s State of the Union address; less inspiring was his idea for older kids.]]>
<![CDATA[Water Inaction - ‘The Year of Water’ is gone; 2013 will be the year of drying wells and flying sands]]>
By: Laura Paskus
Sometimes at night, I lie in bed and imagine the Rio Grande.]]>
<![CDATA[Dispatch from India - Looking beyond classrooms]]>
By: Christian Casillas
Like many teachers, children and families in Santa Fe and beyond, I’ve come to believe that creating a more sustainable economy and community begins with rethinking our education system.]]>