Imagine a physics program that won't teach the theory of relativity. Or an English department that shuns Shakespeare. That would be equivalent to how U.S. schools of education treat the most effective method for teaching beginning reading.
Of all the arguments being waged over the Affordable Care Act - or, as the Obama campaign now likes to refer to it, "Obamacare" - the one dominating the Supreme Court last week is perhaps the most conceptually trivial.
20 years ago (1992)
After 31 years in the bait business, Marv and Judy Koep are selling out so they can go fishing. They bought the business from Pete Link the same month they were married and spent their honeymoon selling bait.
Would you go to a horse race if you knew you wouldn't be able to watch the finish? Sure, the winner would be announced, but you wouldn't know whether it was a photo finish or whether the favorite won by several lengths.
The Supreme Court will hear three days of arguments starting Monday on whether President Obama's Affordable Care Act is constitutional. Twenty-six states have filed challenges to the health-care reform law.
A month ago, the one sure thing about Afghanistan was that the United States would not withdraw troops before November 2012, staving off potential disaster until after the elections.
Now that assumption is no longer certain.