Online database tracks sanctioned teachers

While teacher misconduct is the exception to the rule, a new Florida state website,, which will be available before the next school year, already contains approx. 1200 cases, indicating it may be happening more often than parents think, according to an April 27, 2008 article in the St. Petersburg Times.

The Berlin Wall of Texas

When I read a recent Associated Press article by Alicia A. Caldwell, published 11/11/2007 in the St. Peterburg Times, the vivid imagery of the border fence proposed by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection cutting through properties, I could not help but thinking back to my school days, when we were shown images from when the Berlin Wall was built.

Focussing on the Founding Fathers’ principles might help

After Washington left office, a treaty was signed, stating “as the government of the United States is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion,” there should be no cause for conflict over differences of “religious opinion” between countries.

The treaty passed the Senate unanimously.

Excerpted from a New York Times article by  Jon Meacham.