Editor's Note: Numerous instances of plagiarism have been discovered in Dan Kimber’s “Education Matters” column, which ran in the News- Press from September 2003 to September 2011. In those columns where plagiarism has been found, a For the Record specifying the details will be appended to the piece.
We Americans like to think of ourselves as being pragmatic, as being more influenced by the practical consequences of an idea than by any other considerations. But that self-image is marred when political and economic considerations complicate the picture.
What follows are what I believe to be very practical suggestions to some seemingly intractable problems. Some of you will find my thinking to be naïve or that I am tilting at windmills. Nevertheless, here is my offering: