Archives for July 2006

Stem Cell Research Issues

Since the recent bill proposed by the Senate to support embryonic stem cell research through NIH funding, and the subsequent veto by the President, considerable discussion has ensued from each side of the issue. Today’s issue of Time Magazine has as its featured story, Stem Cells: The Hope and the Hype. The article explores the […]

The Power of Teachers' Beliefs

There was an interesting article in today’s New York Times, The Unfailing Belief in the Power of Teaching by David M. Herszenhorn. It’s a story about Andres Alonso, whose family, when he was 12, fled Cuba and settled in New Jersey. Alonso went onto Columbia University and Harvard (Law School), and then took a job […]

The Power of Teachers’ Beliefs

There was an interesting article in today’s New York Times, The Unfailing Belief in the Power of Teaching by David M. Herszenhorn. It’s a story about Andres Alonso, whose family, when he was 12, fled Cuba and settled in New Jersey. Alonso went onto Columbia University and Harvard (Law School), and then took a job […]

The Stem Cell Research Issue

This week the U.S. Senate passed a bill that would have allowed researchers to do continued stem cell research. As promised, President Bush vetoed the bill a day after it passed in the senate. NPR provided a detailed time-line of the Stem-Cell Debate, noting that in 1981 stem cells were first isolated by researchers Gail […]

Part Deux: No Child Left Behind "Needs Improvement"

There is a high school in a Georgia County (in the Metro-Atlanta area) that will remain nameless. I know about the school because I lived within two miles of it. I could be writing about any school in the State or the nation for that matter. Anyway, the school is considered one of the top […]