This week, the U.S. Senate surprised everyone by unanimously passing a bill that would eliminate our switching of clocks back-and-forth by an hour twice a year in favor of living permanently on Daylight Saving Time (the schedule we’re on right now). You’d think this idea would be a slam dunk, but there’s actually a hot […]

Common Core is in love with argumentation. Thumb through the CCSS and you’ll see that wily little Argument knocked out Informative and Narrative to grab the writing top spot. Really, though, a case can be made that all writing is argumentative. Writers write because they want to prove that they’re right, right? Informative writing tries […]