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Is Florida Really Abandoning Common Core? – 1

To see how detailed analysis of one aspect of the issue of academic standards can shed light on wider matters, let’s focus on answering one question that titles this piece: Is Florida really abandoning the Common Core?

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Civics and Critical Thinking

The challenges faced by those dedicated to civic education and the teaching of critical thinking are very similar.

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Re-inventing Civic Education – 3

Answers to problems regarding education will come about through argumentation and deliberation, two critical-thinking skills that also happen to represent prized civic virtues.

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Critical Voter – Fre-ebook Tuesdays

The Kindle version of Critical Voter is available free every Tuesday between now and July 19th.

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Critical Voter – Free at Amazon This Week

From today until Friday, the Kindle version of Critical Voter is available for free at Amazon. So download it, read it, enjoy it and – if you can – please reach out to anyone you think might be interested in the subject and let them know about this one-week promotion. Back tomorrow with more critical […]

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Announcements

A couple of quick announcements: First, you can read an interview with yours truly here. Second, an additional lesson plan and check-for-understanding quiz was just added to the Critical Voter curriculum page (the rest will be available soon). And, finally, next week – from April 4-8 – the Kindle version of Critical Voter will be […]

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Critical Voter Curriculum

It’s Super Tuesday so, as promised, the Critical Voter curriculum is now available for teachers to use to integrate critical thinking lessons based on material from Critical Voter and this Critical Voter web site into their lessons. Speaking of lessons, I also started to put together lesson plans that include goals, vocabulary, resources and suggested […]

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Dead Judges and Self-Publishing at Critical Voter

Justice, Inconsistency and Self-Publishing at Critical Voter.

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Donald Trump and His Critics (from Huffington Post)

I just revived my Huffington Post column and thought Critical Voter readers might want to hear what I’m saying over there about this year’s most talked-about (mostly by himself) Presidential candidate: When I told friends, colleagues and family members that I was turning Critical Voter, a curriculum that used the last Presidential election as a […]

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Critical Voter – Out Today

So what are you planning to do to pass the time as the fate of the Republic gets decided tomorrow by a quarter- to half-a-million Iowans? If I can make a modest (if self-serving) suggestion: why not relieve your stress by cracking open a copy of Critical Voter and starting down the road towards becoming […]

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