Monthly Archives: February 2003

European anti-Americanism

Facebook0 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 0During a conference call of the we were asked to say what we are doing to keep our spirits up during this time of looming war. Most of my friends and colleagues reported practically useful or spiritually … Continue reading

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European anti-Americanism

Facebook0 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 0This blog is becoming interactive! My friend Lars Hasselblad Torres sent me the following email, which I quote with his permission: "Hey peter, scouted out your blog today, and noted your irritation with European anti-war movement. Is … Continue reading

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the release of Civic Mission of Schools

Facebook0 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 0Today was finally the big release of The Civic Mission of Schools. (I can finally link to the text of this report, which had been embargoed until today.) John Bridgeland, Advisor to the President and Director of … Continue reading

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why apply for the Rhodes?

Facebook0 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 0I tried to talk one of Maryland’s Rhodes Scholarship applicants from last year into reapplying, because he came within a whisker of winning. Since he’s primarily a scientist, it’s not necessarily in his interest to go to … Continue reading

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journalism and political theory

Facebook0 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 0Most of my time is spent planning for the launch of our report on k-12 civic education, The Civic Mission of Schools. At a press conference on Thursday, it will be "received" by John Bridgeland, Advisor to … Continue reading

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a snow day

Facebook0 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 0A snow day: Washington covered in soft, wet, white billows, and the University closed. I was happy to stay home, since I could sleep late and begin to recover from a sinus infection. Also, my parents are … Continue reading

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Cesar Chavez school

Facebook0 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 0My day began with a nice breakfast at a fancy downtown hotel, talking to a foundation program officer about a project that he is planning. I camped out in the lobby to do some work, and then … Continue reading

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beyond voting

Facebook0 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 0I had a chance to meet today with a state social studies supervisor, which was an interesting opportunity to find out more about the complex interplay among state standards, high-stakes tests, curriculum design at various levels, and … Continue reading

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index of youth civic engagement

Facebook0 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 0We had a CIRCLE staff meeting this morning. The most interesting question we dealt with was this: To what extent is it useful to construct a broad index of civic engagement? CIRCLE was part of an elaborate … Continue reading

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the “gold standard” for medical information

Facebook0 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 0I spent some time writing my article about Medline as a "gold standard" of medical advice and information of the Internet. No individual knows enough about medicine to make a direct assessment of the information presented on … Continue reading

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