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Socially Distanced Classrooms Miss the Mark

A first look at what socially distanced classrooms could look like. Photo courtesy of FCPS.
The latest proposal from the Fairfax County school board is representative of a larger problem.
May 27, 2020

This story was last updated on May 28. On Monday, May 18, Fairfax County Public Schools released a 47-page document titled “Returning to School: Options and Considerations for Summer and Fall 2020.”...

Feminists Not ‘Feminazis’

Feminists Not 'Feminazis'
May 15, 2015

The extent of similarities between feminism and Nazism ends with the suffix –ism. Feminism, which attempts to spread equal rights for women and men by valuing female qualities equal to men, is starkly...

A gap that keeps growing

Shaded map of U.S. showing percent change in income inequality from 1979 to 2012, by state.
April 14, 2015

The statistics on wealth inequality in the United States are appalling, and they’re not improving. There is no middle class anymore. Americans aren’t asking for anything outlandish, just a shot at...

Meninism: Trivializing Feminism

Meninism: Trivializing Feminism
March 9, 2015

Simply labeling something as satire does not make it satire. The primary purpose of satire is to expose the flaws of a system or movement in an entertaining way. Meninism, the self-proclaimed satirical...

Say anything

Say anything
Free speech is the vital cornerstone of democratic government and freedom.
February 4, 2015

Upon its publication, Harriet Beecher Stowe’s 1854 novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin, which depicted the horrors of slavery, became an immediate sensation, selling 300,000 copies. The antebellum South, built...

At the intersection of absurd and useless

At the intersection of absurd and useless
December 12, 2014

While some may see the new hallway names as an omen of a novel, utopian student body or the sign of a positive change in the school environment, these labels, along with the other anti-bullying and core...

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