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The Higher Calling: Mission-Driven Schools, Duty, and (Public) Service

This is about words that can sometimes sound out of tune to the contemporary educational ear, but words that we have heard often lately in important contexts: duty, obedience, service. When I hear these words, I tend to envision uniformed men, rigid countenances, shiny weapons. At  first […]

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Ferguson: Tethering Ourselves to What Matters

A while back I realized that once upon a time I was actually in Ferguson, Missouri. It was around Christmas of 1970, and I was visiting a friend—in fact a girlfriend—in Florissant, the other town with which Ferguson shared its high school. Ferguson and Florissant were then, at […]

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