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Americans are having a debate over what makes someone a good leader, according to George Friedman in a recent Stratfor article entitled, “The Crisis of the Well-Crafted Candidate”. The current debate over whether business experience matters much in politics was reinforced in A Christian Science Monitor article by Pieter Grier called, “Does Carly Fiorina’s Business Experience at HP Matter?” The current pool of presidential candidates demonstrates there is change in voter attitudes about what makes a good president.
Community Events, October 2015
How does one introduce Shakespeare to teenagers? As soon as you mention the name of the famous playwright in a classroom, most students react in a Pavlovian fashion and tune out the lesson. I know, because I was one of them. Ever since reading Hamlet in the seventh grade, I never thought I’d really understand, let alone like, Shakespeare’s plays.
It might help one problem, but exacerbate another.
Fines are mounting against the state for not having a plan to ensure public schools are adequately funded. When Gov. Jay Inslee meets with Democratic and Republican lawmakers on the matter Thursday, it will be 43 days since the Supreme Court imposed its sanction. At $100,000-a-day, that’s $4.3 million. Ka-ching!
Good oral health helps people maintain good general health and quality of life — but in Pierce County, our oral health needs improvement. The area’s health care specialists, educators and the public can learn how to address these challenges at the 2015 Oral Health Symposium on Friday, Oct. 2, 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Bates Technical College South Campus, 2201 S. 78th Street in Tacoma. Registration is required.