Direct democracy in California
Two law-making bodies—the voters and their representatives—are in open competition. The tragedy is that this undermines democracy by eliminating one of its main purposes: accountability.
Don't tell the kids that they're smart
Boys, on the other hand, are a handful. Just trying to get boys to sit still and pay attention is a real challenge for any parent or teacher. As a result, boys are given a lot more feedback that emphasizes effort (e.g., “If you would just pay attention you could learn this,” “If you would just try a little harder you could get it right.”) The net result: When learning...