Author Archives: Erich Martel

Another post-Inaugural Change: The calendar

Here in DC, the nation’s capital, which has enjoyed Home Rule since 1974, but remains ultimately under the thumb of Congress and the President (thanks to Art. I, Section 8 of the Constitution), one never knows what surprise awaits each … Continue reading

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Martin Luther King’s non-violence: Personal belief or strategy or both?

On a day when we remember Martin Luther King, I want to share a personal perspective on his advocacy of non-violence. When the wisdom of a great person is invoked, omission of the context that gave it meaning demeans the … Continue reading

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Jay Mathews: pt 1 of 3 pt Review of Caleb Rossiter ‘s new book: “Aint Nobody Be Learnin’ Nothin’: The Fraud and the Fix for High Poverty Schools”

Mayor, Council Members, State Board of Education Members, This is assigned reading.  It’s time to take off the rose colored glasses and stop the routine affirmations of “I support education reform” without looking past the polished press releases.  Please stop … Continue reading

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