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Christmas Books

adjinstructor Wrote: Dec 11, 2012 9:19 AM
I have been a part time instructor at the community college level for over 20 years. As Dr. Sowell so ably states, I have often wondered what happens to a freshman student that fails most of the first year courses because he/she is unprepared. (High school graduation and high school education are 2 different things.) Most of the time they are put on scholastic probation and are gone the next semester. All of this because of 'social engineering' and a perfect example of an education 'Mismatch'.

During the holidays, a shopping mall can be more like a shopping maul. One way to avoid that scene is to give books as Christmas gifts, since books can be bought on-line, painlessly.

A book that fits in with the holiday spirit is "No, They Can't!" by TV show host John Stossel. It is written with a light touch, but gets across some pretty heavy stuff about economics. The title is a take-off on Obama's old slogan, "Yes, we can!"

It is the first book I have read that asks a question about electric cars that should have been...