I often say that students should be "engaged" in their learning. So should I! Learning should be fun. We should all remember that absolute joy we felt as toddlers as we began to explore the world around us. Let's capture that spirit of WOW in what we have to learn now as well. To that end, this blog is a mixed bag of grammar and writing advice, constitutional news, urban history, political news, and whatever else comes to mind for my students. Tell me below which topics will help you most.
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
The U.S. Constitution is losing oomph as a model for other nations
According to a story in today's New York Times (please note that the italicized title), a new study finds that while the U.S. Constitution used to be the template for other nations around the world, that is no longer so. And it finds that the decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court, which until recently were regularly cited by the highest tribunals of other nations, are losing their influence as well.