Magazine – The Best Schools http://www.thebestschools.org Finding the best school for you Fri, 26 May 2017 19:09:11 +0000 en-US hourly 1 116165519 What Every Parent Should Know About the AAU http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/student-athlete-aau/ http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/student-athlete-aau/#respond Fri, 26 May 2017 13:33:06 +0000 http://www.thebestschools.org/?post_type=magazine&p=72777 by Curtis Baugh This article is designed to guide both student athletes and their parents as they navigate the amateur sports and fitness programs that fall under the umbrella of the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU). With more than 500,000 participants engaged at every age level, […]

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What’s Happened to Skepticism in Science? http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/whats-happened-skepticism-science/ http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/whats-happened-skepticism-science/#respond Wed, 24 May 2017 13:33:14 +0000 http://www.thebestschools.org/?post_type=magazine&p=73026 By Forrest M. Mims III “The scientific enterprise is built on a foundation of trust. Society trusts that scientific research results are an honest and accurate reflection of a researcher’s work.”   Related Articles So begins the preface to On Being a Scientist, a booklet […]

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Happy Graduation: We Made You a Mixtape http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/graduation-mixtape/ http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/graduation-mixtape/#respond Tue, 23 May 2017 14:19:53 +0000 http://www.thebestschools.org/?post_type=magazine&p=73739 By David A. Tomar Congratulations! You’ve reached the end of another school year, possibly your last. I didn’t mean for that to sound ominous. I just mean, perhaps you’ve just graduated. Related Articles This is a consequential time in your young life, that thrilling moment […]

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100 Best Rock Bands of All Time Revisited http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/rock-roll-revisited/ http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/rock-roll-revisited/#comments Thu, 18 May 2017 22:18:13 +0000 http://www.thebestschools.org/?post_type=magazine&p=71957 We've made a few updates and revisions to our ever-popular and oft-debated 100 Best Rock Bands Of All Time List. We explain the reasoning behind our changes here and include a few new additions in our Honorable Mention section.

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From Biff Tannen to the Cyberjerks: The Evolution of Bullying http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/biff-tannen-cyberjerks-evolution-bullying/ http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/biff-tannen-cyberjerks-evolution-bullying/#respond Wed, 17 May 2017 13:33:37 +0000 http://www.thebestschools.org/?post_type=magazine&p=71952 By David A. Tomar I’ll let you in on a little secret. I was an elementary school nerd. I was short, and skinny, and my ears stuck out at the sides like the handles of a yachting trophy. It didn’t help that my mom dressed […]

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A Cynic’s Guide to EdTech http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/cynics-guide-educational-technology/ http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/cynics-guide-educational-technology/#respond Tue, 16 May 2017 11:00:36 +0000 http://www.thebestschools.org/?post_type=magazine&p=69089 by David Ferrer If you’re like me, you can see right through all this “technology” mumbo jumbo. Trendy hipster techno-gear is the mega-wave of the future, or so the pant-rolling fad boys tell me. I don’t believe it. They tell us that mobile phones, Myface, […]

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How will future economic trends affect higher education? http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/will-future-economic-trends-affect-higher-education/ http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/will-future-economic-trends-affect-higher-education/#respond Mon, 15 May 2017 13:33:16 +0000 http://www.thebestschools.org/?post_type=magazine&p=71168 by Stephen DeRose Overview This article will first outline the contradiction underlying modern economics; namely, our economy assumes infinite exponential growth is possible in a system with finite resources. Then it gives a brief overview of both the economic and academic context that modern higher […]

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9 Totally Unique College Graduation Traditions http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/9-totally-unique-college-graduation-traditions/ http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/9-totally-unique-college-graduation-traditions/#respond Tue, 09 May 2017 14:16:36 +0000 http://www.thebestschools.org/?post_type=magazine&p=72414 By David A. Tomar (Cover Photo by Jay Janner) Graduation is all about tradition: Baking in the hot sun while wearing a long gown; moving the tassel on your mortarboard; finding out that the funny hat with the tassel is called a mortarboard; the requisite […]

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A Cynic’s Guide To EdTech, Pt. 3: The Trapper Keeper http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/cynics-guide-edtech-pt-3-trapper-keeper/ http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/cynics-guide-edtech-pt-3-trapper-keeper/#respond Tue, 09 May 2017 13:33:28 +0000 http://www.thebestschools.org/?post_type=magazine&p=70027 by David Ferrer Two things are guaranteed about school: (1) adults will try to make school look cool and fun, and (2) they will fail miserably. Why do adults think school is going to be cool and fun? School is the antithesis of fun. Education […]

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Millikin University: The Cattle King Goes to College http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/james-millikin-the-cattle-king-of-the-prairie-state/ http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/james-millikin-the-cattle-king-of-the-prairie-state/#respond Tue, 09 May 2017 13:33:13 +0000 http://www.thebestschools.org/?post_type=magazine&p=66823 By David A. Tomar When I die, I want my tombstone to say that I was the First Cattle King of the Prairie State. Unfortunately for me, that title is already taken…and I’ve never actually interacted with living cattle…and also I’m allergic to prairies. Related […]

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Lunch-Shaming Schoolchildren: Yes, It’s An Actual Thing http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/lunch-shaming-schoolchildren-yes-actual-thing/ http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/lunch-shaming-schoolchildren-yes-actual-thing/#respond Tue, 02 May 2017 14:36:16 +0000 http://www.thebestschools.org/?post_type=magazine&p=72063 By David A. Tomar Kids these days. Spoiled entitled snowflakes if you ask me. Back when I was a kid, we’d go days on end without eating just to prove we could do it. Now, every kid expects a hot lunch at school, even the […]

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23 Defining Moments That Every Social Worker Should Know http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/23-defining-moments-of-social-work/ http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/23-defining-moments-of-social-work/#respond Tue, 02 May 2017 13:33:21 +0000 http://www.thebestschools.org/?post_type=magazine&p=72473 by David Ferrer Social work is a rich and important professional field, touching all major political parties, all social classes, and serving an instrumental role in the advance of human rights. Social workers have been at the forefront of almost every major social advance in […]

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What the @#$%& Are Grawlixes? http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/what_are_grawlixes/ http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/what_are_grawlixes/#respond Mon, 01 May 2017 23:08:53 +0000 http://www.thebestschools.org/?post_type=magazine&p=69055 By David A. Tomar Short answer: Grawlixes are the various keyboard symbols that you find when pushing shift and mashing the number keys in order to produce nonsensical stand-ins for implied profanities. Related Articles I know I’m probably dating myself a little bit here, but […]

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The 15 People Who Benefited Most from the Financial Crisis http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/top-15-people-benefit-financial-crisis/ http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/top-15-people-benefit-financial-crisis/#respond Mon, 01 May 2017 13:33:20 +0000 http://www.thebestschools.org/?post_type=magazine&p=69876 by Stephen DeRose The 2008 financial crisis brought the world to its knees. No one expected that so suddenly after the devastating dot.com bubble, another fiscal storm would sweep over the world. And yet, just seven years after the stock market took an unexpected dive, […]

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Today I Learned: That Meditation is a Great Substitute for Detention http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/today-learned-meditation-great-substitute-detention/ http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/today-learned-meditation-great-substitute-detention/#respond Thu, 27 Apr 2017 14:44:38 +0000 http://www.thebestschools.org/?post_type=magazine&p=72657 By David A. Tomar Related Articles As a kid, I was no stranger to detention. It’s not that I was bad. I was just…energetic. Detention was designed for you to take all of that energy, squish it up into a tiny little ball, and repress […]

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How To Do Online College Like a Boss: A Bro’s Guide http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/online-college-bro/ http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/online-college-bro/#respond Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:33:46 +0000 http://www.thebestschools.org/?post_type=magazine&p=71268 by David Ferrer I know how you’re feeling right now. I mean right now. Words and stuff are boring. Books are lame. You live in the gym, not in the classroom. You prefer drinks and ladies over libraries. You want major coin, not college majors. […]

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How To Bump Gums Like a Hardboiled Dick: The Language of Film Noir http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/film-noir-language/ http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/film-noir-language/#respond Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:33:35 +0000 http://www.thebestschools.org/?post_type=magazine&p=69334 By TBS Staff The art of film holds endless fascination. It is trite but true to note that men and women love the movies because, for a brief time, they get to experience the larger-than-life existence of the hero or the heroine on screen as […]

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10 Things I Learned From Children’s Television http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/10-things-i-learned-from-childrens-television/ http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/10-things-i-learned-from-childrens-television/#respond Tue, 18 Apr 2017 14:20:17 +0000 http://www.thebestschools.org/?post_type=magazine&p=70475 By David A. Tomar Related Articles On the one hand, television is a vast cesspool of reality stars, celebrity-stalking tabloids, and Jimmy Fallon. On the other hand, the capacity of this medium to inform, educate, and enlighten is nearly infinite. In fact, in the era […]

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A Cynic’s Guide To EdTech, Pt. 2: The Pencil http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/cynics-guide-educational-technology-pt-2-pencil/ http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/cynics-guide-educational-technology-pt-2-pencil/#respond Tue, 18 Apr 2017 13:33:35 +0000 http://www.thebestschools.org/?post_type=magazine&p=68975 by David Ferrer Some technologies come and go, like the passing of a spring day. They were nice while they lasted, but they didn’t last long. Other technologies have lasting power. Once they’re here, they’re here to say. Related Articles Enter, the pencil. I know […]

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College Baseball in the ‘70s: Playing Against Racism http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/college-baseball-racism/ http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/college-baseball-racism/#respond Tue, 11 Apr 2017 13:33:35 +0000 http://www.thebestschools.org/?post_type=magazine&p=69889 by Curtis Baugh Desegregation was the law in the 1970s, but it wasn’t always the reality. I grew up in the midwest and by the late ‘70s, most people thought, “It’s all good. Life is fair. There is no need to carry a chip on […]

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The Rise of Machine Learning and the Future of Human Work http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/future-meaningful-work/ http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/future-meaningful-work/#respond Mon, 10 Apr 2017 13:33:13 +0000 http://www.thebestschools.org/?post_type=magazine&p=69816 by Bill Dembski Overview Computerization has already had an enormous impact on the labor landscape, supplanting the industrial jobs that this nation was built upon with automated processes. But as technology continues to advance, this impact will only grow in scope. Innovations in Artificial Intelligence […]

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Everyone’s Gaga For Gonzaga http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/everybodys-gaga-gonzaga/ http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/everybodys-gaga-gonzaga/#respond Mon, 10 Apr 2017 13:33:02 +0000 http://www.thebestschools.org/?post_type=magazine&p=71210 By David A. Tomar I’m really, really sorry about the title, but ever since the private Roman Catholic university out of Spokane, Washington became a March Madness bracket darling, it’s kind of true. Also, it rhymes, so there. Related Articles Anyway, who or what is […]

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Baseball’s Exclusive South American Aces Club http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/baseballs-exclusive-south-american-aces-club/ http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/baseballs-exclusive-south-american-aces-club/#respond Wed, 05 Apr 2017 20:51:20 +0000 http://www.thebestschools.org/?post_type=magazine&p=69425 by Curtis Baugh Baseball may be America’s pastime but some of the greatest pitchers in Major League history have come from countries other than the U.S. We have compiled a list that spans several countries and over a century of baseball. The Exclusive South American […]

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Minority Students and Minority Sports http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/minority-sports/ http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/minority-sports/#respond Tue, 04 Apr 2017 13:33:03 +0000 http://www.thebestschools.org/?post_type=magazine&p=70972 by Curtis Baugh It takes all kinds of athletes to make a truly diverse college. Sure, there’s no shortage of coverage or media attention for March Madness or College Bowl days. And if you look at the makeup of our Division I colleges, you will […]

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LeMoyne-Owen College: From Academics to Ashes http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/francis-julius-lemoyne-abolition-ashes-academics/ http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/francis-julius-lemoyne-abolition-ashes-academics/#respond Mon, 03 Apr 2017 13:33:15 +0000 http://www.thebestschools.org/?post_type=magazine&p=66725 By David A. Tomar LeMoyne-Owen College was created by a 1968 merger combining two Historically Black Colleges located in Memphis, Tennessee. But its true origin would predate this merger by more than a century. The four-year private college takes its name and its esteem from […]

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The School Revolution: A New Answer For Our Broken Education System by Ron Paul—A Review http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/ron-paul-school-revolution/ http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/ron-paul-school-revolution/#respond Tue, 28 Mar 2017 12:45:39 +0000 http://www.thebestschools.org/?post_type=magazine&p=69528 New York: Grand Central Publishing, 2013; 207 pgs. by David Ferrer In a way, The School Revolution: A New Answer For Our Broken Education System was inevitable. Ron Paul had to write a book about education, and that book had to be libertarian. It had […]

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A Cynic’s Guide to EdTech, Pt. 1: The TV Trolley http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/cynics-guide-technology-classroom-pt-1-tv-trolley/ http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/cynics-guide-technology-classroom-pt-1-tv-trolley/#respond Tue, 28 Mar 2017 12:33:28 +0000 http://www.thebestschools.org/?post_type=magazine&p=68972 by David Ferrer In the 1980’s and early 90’s, the height of classroom technology was the TV trolley. A 19-27” TV monitor with a VCR stacked on a four-legged, one-shelf, rolling tray, just high enough so students in the back row can still see there’s […]

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Fergie Jenkins: An interview with a winner http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/interview-fergie-jenkins/ http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/interview-fergie-jenkins/#comments Wed, 22 Mar 2017 17:37:06 +0000 http://www.thebestschools.org/?post_type=magazine&p=69441   Welcome to Metanoia from TheBestSchools org, where we explore the beliefs, events and pursuits that shape the minds and lives of both ordinary and extraordinary people.  Tweet this!Interview with Cubs Hall of Famer & Cy Young winner Fergie Jenkins! On Saturday, January 14, I […]

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The 25 Best Protest Songs of All Time http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/25-best-protest-songs-time/ http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/25-best-protest-songs-time/#respond Tue, 21 Mar 2017 14:40:28 +0000 http://www.thebestschools.org/?post_type=magazine&p=70126 By David A. Tomar Donald Trump promised that his presidency would draw yuge crowds and so far, the American people have not disappointed. Related Articles Of course, most of these crowds are protests. But let’s not quibble over the specifics. The point is, the president […]

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Today I Learned: Chance the Rapper Donated $1 Million to Chicago Schools http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/today-learned-chance-rapper-donated-1-million-chicago-schools/ http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/today-learned-chance-rapper-donated-1-million-chicago-schools/#respond Tue, 21 Mar 2017 14:16:20 +0000 http://www.thebestschools.org/?post_type=magazine&p=69946 By David A. Tomar On the surface, this sounds like a feel good story. And certainly, the critically-acclaimed hip hop artist’s gesture is worthy of praise. But his donation magnifies the tragic conditions facing Chicago’s public school students. Related Articles According to the New York […]

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Education Gets Trumped: Federal Education Policy in the News http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/education-gets-trumped-federal-education-policy-news/ Tue, 14 Mar 2017 14:28:05 +0000 http://www.thebestschools.org/?post_type=magazine&p=67521 Here at TBS Magazine, we do our best to stay out of the political fray. We’re not here to debate electoral outcomes, foreign policy, or domestic security. We are inherently inclusive, we welcome a plurality of ideas, and the composition of our own editorial board […]

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More Fun Facts About March Madness http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/fun-facts-march-madness/ http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/fun-facts-march-madness/#respond Tue, 14 Mar 2017 12:33:52 +0000 http://www.thebestschools.org/?post_type=magazine&p=69832 by Curtis Baugh What are the odds of getting your NCAA bracket exactly right? Well, they’re not too good. Frankly, you have a better chance of making 10 half-court shots in row, which is to say that it ain’t gonna happen. But don’t let that […]

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Growth vs. Proficiency for Dummies http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/growth-vs-proficiency-dummies/ http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/growth-vs-proficiency-dummies/#comments Tue, 07 Mar 2017 15:21:44 +0000 http://www.thebestschools.org/?post_type=magazine&p=69409 By David A. Tomar In February of 2017, Betsy DeVos was confirmed as the Secretary of Education in the closest and most hotly contested vote the position has ever seen. Much of the debate surrounded the nominee’s lack of experience in the public education sphere, […]

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Skidmore College: From Tragedy to Triumph http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/lucy-skidmore-scriber-transforming-tragedy-triumph/ http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/lucy-skidmore-scriber-transforming-tragedy-triumph/#respond Tue, 07 Mar 2017 14:33:17 +0000 http://www.thebestschools.org/?post_type=magazine&p=66811 By David A. Tomar Were it not for the constant tragedy that surrounded her, Lucy Skidmore’s life might well have proceeded along the traditional path befitting a 19th century woman raised into high society. Well-educated and well-reared as a result of her family’s success in […]

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Education Gets Trumped, Pt. 2: Ending Common Core http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/education-gets-trumped-pt-2-repealing-common-core/ http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/education-gets-trumped-pt-2-repealing-common-core/#respond Tue, 28 Feb 2017 15:34:08 +0000 http://www.thebestschools.org/?post_type=magazine&p=67513 By David A. Tomar Donald Trump hates Common Core. He told us so in as many ways as he possibly could during an election season in which little was otherwise said on the subject of education. He hates it. But does he fully understand it? […]

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Robot Love: Understanding our Complicated Relationship with Technology http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/%e2%80%a8robot-love-understanding-complicated-relationship-technology/ http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/%e2%80%a8robot-love-understanding-complicated-relationship-technology/#respond Tue, 28 Feb 2017 14:33:18 +0000 http://www.thebestschools.org/?post_type=magazine&p=68105 by David Ferrer I recently faced a personal crisis. The big game was on and the internet at our house went down in the first quarter. I was forced to do the unthinkable. I had to leave the house and drive somewhere else to find […]

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The History of Historically Black Colleges http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/historically-black-colleges/ http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/historically-black-colleges/#respond Tue, 21 Feb 2017 15:25:57 +0000 http://www.thebestschools.org/?post_type=magazine&p=68618 By David A. Tomar When Richard Humphreys arrived in Philadelphia from the British Virgin Islands in 1764, he was still in his teens. But even then, the young Quaker was disturbed by the conditions facing African Americans in his new city. Like most adherents to […]

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How to Lie With Statistics by Darrell Huff—A Review http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/statistics-lie-review/ http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/statistics-lie-review/#respond Tue, 21 Feb 2017 14:33:46 +0000 http://www.thebestschools.org/?post_type=magazine&p=66651 New York: Norton & Company, 1954. Reprint 1993; 142 pgs. by David Ferrer Three score and three years ago (in 1954) a seasoned journalist, Darrel Huff, who’d made a name for himself writing “How To” books, produced a cleverly titled and cutely illustrated book about […]

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March Madness in the Not Too Distant Future http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/march-madness-not-distant-future/ http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/march-madness-not-distant-future/#respond Fri, 17 Feb 2017 19:53:36 +0000 http://www.thebestschools.org/?post_type=magazine&p=69074 by Curtis Baugh Imagine, if you will, March Madness in the not-too-distant future, a time when the gap between court and classroom has closed, when academics and athletics have unified to create a more perfect sport, when everything we know about computing and competing have […]

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Baseball’s Exclusive Black Aces Club http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/black-american-major-league-baseball-aces/ http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/black-american-major-league-baseball-aces/#respond Wed, 15 Feb 2017 14:33:13 +0000 http://www.thebestschools.org/?post_type=magazine&p=68097 by Curtis Baugh When we think of the greatest Major League Baseball players of all time, there are many to choose from. When we think of great pitchers who have landed in the Hall of Fame, the list narrows. When we think of Black American Major […]

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Betsy DeVos: Controversial Confirmation http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/betsy-devos-confirmed/ http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/betsy-devos-confirmed/#respond Wed, 08 Feb 2017 13:28:59 +0000 http://www.thebestschools.org/?post_type=magazine&p=68368 By David A. Tomar Rarely is the Senate confirmation of a Secretary of Education either controversial or historical. But then, these are strange days indeed. On Tuesday, February 7, the United States Senate deadlocked at 50–50 on its vote to install Michigan billionaire and school […]

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9 Reasons Being a TA Sucks http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/9-reasons-ta-sucks/ http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/9-reasons-ta-sucks/#respond Tue, 07 Feb 2017 14:30:32 +0000 http://www.thebestschools.org/?post_type=magazine&p=67607 By David A. Tomar The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that roughly 110,000 graduate students will take on graduate teaching assistantship positions each school year. Some percentage of these students will spend that entire year complaining about the experience to anybody who will listen. Unfortunately, […]

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9 Reasons Being a TA Rocks http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/9-reasons-ta-awesome/ http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/9-reasons-ta-awesome/#respond Tue, 07 Feb 2017 14:27:23 +0000 http://www.thebestschools.org/?post_type=magazine&p=67592 By David A. Tomar So you’re in grad school and you have more than enough to do. Like, if it weren’t for class time, you’d never get any sleep, right? Just kidding. We know what a diligent and attentive student you are. Otherwise, you wouldn’t […]

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The Best Degrees To Fight Racism http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/best-degrees-fight-racism/ http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/best-degrees-fight-racism/#comments Mon, 06 Feb 2017 20:05:20 +0000 http://www.thebestschools.org/?post_type=magazine&p=68139 by Bobby Rich Despite enormous global progress over the course of the last century, racism persists. While there are large and active initiatives that seek to eliminate racism by spreading awareness through media campaigns, public demonstrations, lobbying, legislation, and more, the issues of racial prejudice, […]

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School Counseling: Then and Now http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/school-counseling-now/ Fri, 03 Feb 2017 19:03:23 +0000 http://www.thebestschools.org/?post_type=magazine&p=67894 According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, as of 2014, there were roughly 273,400 school counselors working in public and private schools across the U.S. If you were to ask most of them their opinion, they’d probably tell you that there aren’t nearly enough of […]

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11 Reasons We’re Too Dumb to Resist Clickbait http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/why-clickbait-works/ http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/why-clickbait-works/#respond Tue, 31 Jan 2017 15:24:10 +0000 http://www.thebestschools.org/?post_type=magazine&p=66642 By David A. Tomar Ok. Let’s get this out of the way right up front. You’ve been had. This is not a list of 11 items and it’s not about how dumb you are. I don’t think you’re dumb at all. You can unclench your […]

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15 Logical Fallacies You Should Know Before Getting Into a Debate http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/15-logical-fallacies-know/ http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/15-logical-fallacies-know/#respond Tue, 31 Jan 2017 14:33:13 +0000 http://www.thebestschools.org/?post_type=magazine&p=66001 by David Ferrer A logical fallacy is an error in reasoning common enough to warrant a fancy name. Knowing how to spot and identify fallacies is a priceless skill. It can save you time, money, and personal dignity. Formal fallacies are breakdowns in how you say […]

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Ball State University: Bottling Success Since 1918 http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/big-balls-muncie-indiana/ http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/big-balls-muncie-indiana/#comments Tue, 31 Jan 2017 13:33:10 +0000 http://www.thebestschools.org/?post_type=magazine&p=66441 By David A. Tomar This year marks a century since Ball State University enrolled its inaugural class of 235 students. Amazingly, its proud tradition as a public coeducational research university in Muncie, Indiana, began with a modest $200 loan. Related Articles When brothers Edmund and […]

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Today I Learned: Illinois Desperately Needs Substitute Teachers http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/today-learned-illinois-desperately-needs-substitute-teachers/ http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/today-learned-illinois-desperately-needs-substitute-teachers/#respond Thu, 26 Jan 2017 14:33:08 +0000 http://www.thebestschools.org/?post_type=magazine&p=67123 According to CBS-St. Louis, the Land of Lincoln is low on stand-in educators. Public schools throughout the state struggle daily to dispatch substitute teachers to as many as 600 classrooms. According to a review by the Illinois Association of Regional Superintendents of Schools, “teachers call […]

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Matthew Vassar: Beer and Loathing in Poughkeepsie, NY http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/matthew-vassar-beer-loathing-poughkeepsie-ny/ Tue, 24 Jan 2017 15:28:12 +0000 http://www.thebestschools.org/?post_type=magazine&p=66134 By David A. Tomar Rarely do we associate the college campus with the business of selling beer. Just kidding. We always make that association. But when it comes to Vassar College, that connection is more than just recreational in nature. In fact, the school’s founder […]

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