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In many ways, the growing use of Bring Your Own Technology (BYOT) policies in K-12 education is due to information technology (IT) resourcing challenges. Education IT—like all IT—is rapidly evolving, often becoming outdated almost as soon as schools’ purchase it. Keeping students...
Created: Jul. 28, 2014
Merle E Ackeret
Moral Philosophy Business Ethics Professional Ethics
Created: May 28, 2014
Merle E Ackeret
The historical, literary, and moral philosophy of Paul the apostle a.k.a. Saul of Tarsus.
Created: May 28, 2014
Being selected to represent a country in an Olympic event is one of the greatest honors that can be bestowed on an athlete. Young men and women will train and compete for years in order to prepare themselves for the games. But is pushing their bodies to the ultimate limit just for a chance to...
Created: Feb. 18, 2014
What is arguable the biggest sports event in the world begins in less than nine months in Brazil. It’s the World Cup...more formally known as the FIFA World Cup(TM). FIFA stands for Federation Internationale de Football Association. (Football is what most of the world calls soccer.) This...
Created: Sep. 26, 2013
The federal government announced late in August that it will make life just a little bit easier for those who smoke marijuana. Attorney General Eric Holder said the US Justice Department will not contest laws in Colorado and Washington State that OK’ed the use of pot for recreational users....
Created: Sep. 9, 2013
The hot Earth. That’s one way of the thinking about geothermal energy, an energy source, that is basically waiting to be tapped and that sits beneath our feet. In one sense you could call it a form of nuclear energy. Geothermal energy is the result of heat generated by the decay or...
Created: Aug. 28, 2013
Humans in space. The very idea of humans traveling to other worlds is one to stir the soul, to appeal to the sense of adventure that spurred explorers like Columbus and Magellan to seek out new worlds in spite of unknown risk and Shackleton and Scott to brave the frozen horrors of Antarctica...
Created: Aug. 21, 2013
With climate change an acknowledged certainty in the view of an overwhelming number of scientists, the question has turned to how to cope with its inevitability. We’ve heard admonitions ranging from driving less, using hybrid autos, improving home insulation, programs to reduce emissions...
Created: Aug. 1, 2013
It is no secret that a college education can lead to a wider variety of job opportunities and a higher pay grade than is available for those who have a high school level education only. The median income of a young adult with a bachelors degree -- as reported by the National Center for...
Created: Jul. 24, 2013
This topic is designed to focus upon the public sector's innovation and ethical policies of the service providers such as hospitals, schools, police department agencies and the policy decision making actions of policymakers which include legislators, civil servants, municipalities and...
Created: May 17, 2013
They are separated by the world’s largest ocean, but California and Japan have something in common. They both have been the scenes of major earthquakes, and concern about those potentially devastating events has led to a heightened awareness of the power of earthquakes and vigorous efforts to...
Created: May 9, 2013
It really seems like a way to be green…using wood to heat your home. It’s a renewable resource. Fuels like coal, which provides the power for electric heat, natural gas, and oil are fossil fuels, which contribute to global warming. And they present other environmental concerns such as...
Created: Apr. 25, 2013
When I receive medical bills, I react viscerally. Bills for uncovered visits to a specialist, for an emergency room visit I thought I’d already paid have left me angry and confused. I’m in my late twenties, and facing frustrating medical bills felt like a painful rite into adulthood. ...
Created: Apr. 23, 2013
They can occur with terrifying suddenness and upset our view of the permanence and solidity of the earth underneath our feet. Sinkholes seemingly can occur without warning at any time and any place. Probably the most dramatic example occurred in March in Florida. A sinkhole opened up...
Created: Apr. 18, 2013
It’s bigger than the Super Bowl; it dwarfs the World Series, a name that is a major example of overreach. Does it compare to March Madness? Please, be serious. It’s the World Cup—the quadrennial shoot out in soccer, or football as it’s often called. Countries have gone to war over...
Created: Apr. 12, 2013
It has become fashionable, following the deaths of famed actors, musicians, sports stars and other celebrities, to magnify their supposed uniqueness and insist that our lives are poorer for their absence, and their like never again will grace our now-further-impoverished mudball. That’s...
Created: Apr. 12, 2013
One year ago, a Kansas home was raided by federal authorities looking for marijuana plants. They found, instead, a few tomato and pepper plants growing indoors with a hydroponics system. The family believes authorities targeted them because they purchased hydroponics supplies, which are also...
Created: Apr. 8, 2013
It has been a while since the RomanCatholic Church decided to modernize and revise their doctrine on importantissues that are relevant to their followers. In the early 60s, when the churchannounced that they were going to study the problems of population and family duringthe advent of birth...
Created: Apr. 5, 2013
Spring is here. While it is a welcome season for many of us, it also brings with it miseries for the millions who suffer from allergies. Pollen and mold, which trigger sneezing, wheezing, coughing and nasal congestion, are as much a part of spring as warmth and baseball. These symptoms...
Created: Apr. 4, 2013
When I was but a wee lad — in other words, decades before aging baby boomers began fretting about their diminishing brain power — I remember asking my grandmother why she so faithfully worked a newspaper crossword puzzle each day. “They keep the mind sharp,” she replied with a smile....
Created: Mar. 27, 2013
In the not-too-distant past, light bulbs used to be, well, just light bulbs. They all seemed pretty much the same. Manufacturers tried, however, to make their particular brand stand out in one way or another from the competition, for instance by offering a softer, less harsh light. But...
Created: Mar. 27, 2013
We live in a time where we practically expect bedrock institutions to turn out to be constructed of popsicle sticks and lies. Emperors are constantly being revealed by their new clothes. The "new economy" was built up and crumbled in just a few years at the dawn of this century, and banking...
Created: Mar. 26, 2013
You sit back in a comfortable seat, turn and look out the window and watch the countryside in Spain, France, Italy, Germany or Japan fly by. You really have no great sense of movement in the train as it glides along at anywhere from 125 to 150 miles per hour over a dedicated rail bed. The...
Created: Mar. 21, 2013
The world changed a few weeks ago, and you likely didn’t notice. It’s impossible to overstate the sheer cataclysmic wonderfulness of this evolutionary leap forward. What began as a desperate, frustrated, Hail Mary play instead became, in less than a day, a business model that will...
Created: Mar. 19, 2013
Paris, "The City of Light", along with other French cities and villages will go dim or completely dark between 1 A.M. and 6 A.M. starting July 1, 2013. The decision was announced by the Francois Hollande government in the beginning of January of the same year. Paris is the world’s number...
Created: Mar. 15, 2013
My daughter was sick one day during the ISATs, the state of Illinois' standardized testing mandated by No Child Left Behind.  Like any parent frustrated with having a sick kid at home, I took to Facebook and mentioned my plight, including that she was missing a day of ISATs. I was quickly...
Created: Mar. 13, 2013
If the recent release of Oz, the Great and Powerful has piqued your curiosity about the often overlooked creative genius who first sent little Dorothy to the realm dominated by the majestic Emerald City, you’re in luck. Although Baum’s name doesn’t prompt the smiles of recognition that he...
Created: Mar. 12, 2013
For the first time in the U.S. history, the Obama administration is manipulating constitutional laws to create a platform to kill U.S. citizens abroad. According to legal memorandum, the administration opened door to the killing of Anwar al-Awlaki, the American-born extremist Muslim cleric...
Created: Mar. 7, 2013
Easter Sunday marks what is arguably the most important holiday in Christianity: the commemoration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. How, then, did a bunny, the Easter bunny, which hops around delivering eggs become an integral part of this sacred holiday? The connection has to...
Created: Mar. 6, 2013

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