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Report: Pennsylvania lags in p...

Jan 18, 2016 by

Pennsylvania trails most neighboring states in access to publicly funded, high-quality, pre-K education, with only 1 in 6 children in...

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Computer Dictionaries in Austr...

Jan 15, 2013 by

— a Wake up Call for American Parents. . . . By Robert Oliphant, Thousand Oaks, CA… Phone: 805.370.9252. . . ....

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Middle Schoolers, Avuncular Tu...

Oct 24, 2012 by

 — A Patriotic Option for Retired American Wanderers by Robert Oliphant – [Editor’s Note: The appended short article has been...

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Why American Middle Schoolers ...

Oct 5, 2012 by

by Robert Oliphant – My name is Bob and I’ve discovered that lots of middle school students, not just their parents, are...

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Reader-Friendly Testing and th...

Jun 19, 2012 by

By Robert Oliphant – My name is Bob and I feel it’s time for Americans to wake up and smell the gunpowder that Asian nations...

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Playground Jungles versus Youn...

May 11, 2012 by

By Robert Oliphant – Dear Young Friend. . . . By way of openers I’m assuming that you’re familiar with the climate of fear that...

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From Personal Song to Public S...

Feb 4, 2012 by

By Robert Oliphant  – My name is Bob and I believe in following the public, not leading it. This means that the favorable...

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Worldwide Spoken American Engl...

Jan 14, 2012 by

By Robert Oliphant – My name is Bob and I’m a proper-name junkie, which means I’m upset by the number of exotically foreign...

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Worldwide American Spoken Engl...

Jan 9, 2012 by

By Robert Oliphant – My name is Bob and I’m a proper name junkie who likes to check out what’s on the doors of our professional...

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California Dreaming and Bureau...

Nov 17, 2011 by

Robert Oliphant (805) 370-9252. . . . CSUN emeritus, Stanford PhD, WWII vet (air corps). DEAR WORKING JOURNALIST. . . . Via the...

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American Employability, the Gr...

Nov 14, 2011 by

By Robert Oliphant My name is Bob and I’ve begun to worry about American employability, not just American education. Nor am I alone,...

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Ideas, Politics, and Factualis...

Nov 1, 2011 by

By Robert Oliphant – My name is Bob and I am a recovering ideologue. This is to say I was saturated with the History of Ideas...

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Five Linguistic Fallacies Wort...

Oct 27, 2011 by

By Robert Oliphant My name is Bob and I’ve been worrying about how physical some of our political disagreements have been getting...

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Educational Testing versus Edu...

Oct 23, 2011 by

By Robert Oliphant – With mainstream sources like the LA Times (7/24/2011) on their side, Americans can now feel comfortable in...

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Ideas, Facts, and Startup Prop...

Oct 17, 2011 by

By Robert Oliphant Like Alice’s flamingos, ideas often give us trouble, sometimes dramatically so, as in Bertrand Russell’s...

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Recommended Reading and the Na...

Sep 27, 2011 by

By Robert Oliphant – Recommended reading, very much like physical exercise, has always been fair game for American...

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How Americans Can Reach Agreem...

Sep 13, 2011 by

by Robert Oliphant – During anxious times like these, America’s national monuments surely call for reverence, not revision....

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Educational Testing versus Edu...

Aug 29, 2011 by

By Robert Oliphant With mainstream sources like the LA Times (7/24/2011) on their side, Americans can now feel comfortable in...

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Why Americans Facing the Crash...

Aug 16, 2011 by

By Robert Oliphant Call it a Problem or call it the Crash of 2011 (paralleling the Crash of 1929) Americans are once again headed for...

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Keep the Students but Get Rid ...

Aug 7, 2011 by

By Robert Oliphant Count on the Brits to crucify their American cousins in a recent ECONOMIST article (July 9th) that slams our...

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