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A Pragmatist's Take

By Douglas Moran

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About this blog: Real power doesn't reside with those who make the final decision, but with those who decide what qualifies as the viable choices. I stumbled across this insight as a teenager (in the 1960s). As a grad student, I belonged to an org...  (More)

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In search of better formulated questions on school policy: part 2
May 8, 2015 2:41 am
Comments: 6 | Views: 2,088

Much of the recent discussion of school policy has been a jumble of programs, problems and other details. This is to encourage people to take a step back and think... More
In search of better formulated questions on school policy: part 1
May 3, 2015 5:31 am
Comments: 22 | Views: 2,393

In the recent discussions of school policy, both online and in person, I have been repeatedly struck by how unproductive they have been. There are multiple causes,... More
Frustrated with arguments on the parcel tax
Apr 17, 2015 2:33 am
Comments: 76 | Views: 4,810

I am hearing from various of the people I talk to that they are as frustrated as I am with the information being provided on the merits of the PAUSD parcel tax currently... More
El Camino/Page Mill intersection needs more pedestrians?
Apr 8, 2015 3:33 am
Comments: 13 | Views: 3,931

The intersection of El Camino and Page Mill is one of the most congested in the city, but no improvements are expected in the foreseeable future.(foot#1) Those familiar... More
I blame soccer (teamwork)
Mar 28, 2015 3:48 am
Comments: 26 | Views: 5,577

A society's values can be seen in the games its children play (to a lesser extent for adults). Games embody values?what skills and knowledge are important?and make... More
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