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Spare the Rod, Spoil the Child (revisited)

On April 11, 2011, I wrote a blog post about “whoopings” and the ridiculous notion that beating a child leaves a positive mark.  In light of Adrian Peterson’s rationalizations that beatings from his parents made him the father he is … Continue reading

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Spare the Rod; Spoil the Child

The rumored reunion of The Fugees means almost nothing to my students, who were mere toddlers when the group topped the Billboard charts in 1996.  I am always surprised when my references in class to 1980s and early ’90s cultural … Continue reading

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