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September 10, 2013 at 12:46 PM

Justice is served for Hana Williams’ adoptive parents

A Skagit County jury thankfully pushed past the minutae of child-rearing techniques and freedom of religion and found Sedro-Wooley-area couple Larry and Carri Williams guilty of their adopted Ethiopian daughter’s death. No one knows if the couple’s abusive treatment of two children they adopted from Ethiopia was influenced by  a child-rearing book they had in their home, To Train up a Child, by More

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February 8, 2013 at 6:00 AM

Standardized tests are not public school’s biggest problem. Not even close

My Friday column suggests Garfield teachers and parents protesting the Measures of Academic Progress, redirect their efforts to education’s many challenges far greater than a single test. I get the frustration. I feel it everyday as I pore over the mounds of public education data crossing my desk. State and local school district audits. Surveys,…


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