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What Should We Make of the Way Naomi Osaka Showed Up at the Met Gala?

Mental Health Problems or Brand Building? I recently returned from the US Tennis Open in NYC. While I saw several matches that were compelling, the two that were disappointing were the losses by Naomi Osaka and Novak Djokovic’s failed attempt to complete the Grand Slam and make tennis history with... Read more →


Is Oregon Dumbing Down the Reading and Math Requirements to Graduate from High School?

U.S. Falls Further Behind Other Countries in Assessment Results You may have heard that Oregon Governor Kate Brown privately signed a bill last month ending the requirement for high school students to prove proficiency in reading, writing, and arithmetic before graduation. To say this is a controversial decision is an... Read more →


Why America's Moral Values Are in Decline

Gallup Poll Blames a Sharp Political Divide I have blogged many times before about the decline of moral values in America. We are falling off a cliff in that regard. Let’s face it: We have lost our moral compass as a society and it’s likely to get worse before it... Read more →


Ethics Shoved Aside in the West Point Cheating Scandal

Cheating Cadets Allowed to Play the Liberty Bowl I have previously blogged about cheating scandals at the Navy and Air Force. We can add the cheating scandal at West Point where 73 Army Cadets are accused of cheating on a calculus final exam in May 2020. Of the 73 cadets,... Read more →


Financing Small Businesses During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Unintended Consequences of the PPP Program? The government’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) has unintended consequences. Namely, the amount of money a furloughed or unemployed worker receives from unemployment funds can be greater than the regular salary received had that individual returned to work. The main reason is the $600 boost... Read more →


Tips For Working Remotely During the Coronavirus

What Do Employers and Employees Need to Know? These day most work gets done remotely. The problem is many employers have not created a workforce around the ability to work remotely from home. Today’s blog provides advice for employers and employees while we are shuttered at home due to the... Read more →


Stop the Madness: We Need to Reverse the Widening Achievement Gap Between U.S. and Chinese Students  

PISA Assessment Scores are Troubling The results of the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) are in and it is bad news for the U.S. U.S. teenagers still lag much of the rest of the developed world in scores covering math, reading and science. Moreover, there is a widening gap... Read more →