Opinion

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How the Ed-Reformers Blew It: Four Massive Screw-Ups

After arguing for decades that “schools should be run like businesses” Indiana’s education reformers simply swapped out one bureaucracy for a vastly more complex substitute.  They failed.  They blew it. Now, they’re getting you mad at me, so that you won’t turn your pitchforks on them.   It was the grand illusion.  The great promise, …

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A Farewell to Ken Owen

Ken Owen finishes his last semester at the school that groomed him.  A victim of the modern higher-ed disaster unfolding before us, I would feel better if I could find someone to blame.  The trouble is, I can’t. Editorial Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed on this web site are solely those of the original authors and other contributors. These …

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Why Switchyard Is Now My Favorite Brewery

By standing up for teachers, a small brewery told Indiana’s General Assembly to “stick it.” A 6-Minute Read Editorial Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed on this web site are solely those of the original authors and other contributors. These views and opinions do not necessarily represent those of National Road Magazine, the NRM staff, and/or any/all contributors to this …

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Baseball Days

In the spring of 1991, I covered the Indiana State University baseball team.  In the process I watched them record one of their greatest wins–an obscure afternoon game in Bloomington which few people remember.   [dropcap]A[/dropcap] couple weeks ago, while sitting at my desk, I gazed out my window and watched the sky spit wisps of …

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A Former Earlham Quaker on the End of Football

A former Earlham College football player laments the school’s recent decision suspend the program. Editorial Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed on this web site are solely those of the original authors and other contributors. These views and opinions do not necessarily represent those of National Road Magazine, the NRM staff, and/or any/all contributors to …

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