Pity the Poor, Unloved Elite

Pat McCrory needed a breather. Though he won the North Carolina governorship in November 2012 with a pledge of centrist moderation, in the less than two years he had been in office, a relentless stream of criticism had washed away the Republican’s bipartisan goodwill. His positions on teacher pay, unemployment benefits, voter ID laws, and abortion rights — to list...

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‘Maestro’ or ‘Conductor?’ Terminology Sparks Critical Spat Editorial | WQXR

One critic says the word “maestro” (and “maestra”) has been overused and it’s time to give it a rest. Another critic accuses him of sexism. One critic says the word “maestro” (and “maestra”) has been overused and it’s time to give it a rest. Another critic accuses him of sexism. Source URL: Read More The public content above was dynamically...

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In the news: Chinese students looking for the elite American boarding school experience, Marvelwood School, a U.S. boarding school, said to be disillusioned

Chinese Students Lose as U.S. Schools Exploit Need[1] (Bloomberg, Oct 20, 2011) By Daniel Golden Seeking the world’s best education, Guan Wang’s parents in northeast China paid an agency there $4,700 to get her into a premier American boarding school in 2009. The company steered her to the Marvelwood School[2], which charges Chinese students $52,000 a year. She relied on the agency’s assurances...

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Ben Smith Blog

Political News and Analysis Thanks I thought for a time I’d never write this item: That I’d literally keel over in front of my keyboard in a couple of decades, and leave behind a post with even more typos than usual. Instead, this is my last blog item. You’ll still find my columns every week over on the front page...

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