Stephanie Lauritzen
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Year: 20152 201413 201413 20134

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  • Survey Follies
  • Survey Follies

    Improving education shouldn't rely on first proving that teachers are ineffective at doing the impossible
      Several school districts in Utah, including mine—Canyon School District—are implementing a new teacher-evaluation system, based on Senate Bill 64, passed in 2012, ...
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  • Teach Tolerance
  • Teach Tolerance

    It's healthy and good for students to see that multiple viewpoints can exist in the same space
      It happens a few times every school year: a student sees me in the hall, and shouts, "Ms. Lauritzen! My mom showed me a clip of you on the news!" Other days, a student will casually mention seeing a recent article online ...
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  • Motherhood Is Not a Career
  • Motherhood Is Not a Career

    Giving it an imaginary salary is damaging to all women
      The choice President Obama referred to isn't a woman's choice to stay home or work. He was talking about the heartbreaking decision faced by numerous two-income families: the choice between a family's emotional well-being and its financial stability.
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  • Teach Me Liberty
  • Teach Me Liberty

    New AP U.S. History curriculum doesn't adulate America, and that's a good thing
      The new curriculum entered classrooms this year, resulting in a media firestorm when conservatives interpreted the redesign as a "liberal conspiracy."
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  • The Mormon Avengers
  • The Mormon Avengers

    “Actively inactive” members say their love of the LDS faith is the reason they won’t abandon the church
      Like multilayered Jell-O desserts and recipes for funeral potatoes, Mormons come in a variety of flavors. From Molly Mormons and Peter Priesthoods who wonder if “never seen an R-rated movie” counts as a résumé-worthy skill, to Jack Mormons hiding beer in the garage, Mormons self-identify in ways far more complex than the simple “I’m a Mormon” tagline.
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  • Fifty Shades of Feminism
  • Fifty Shades of Feminism

    Erotic juggernaut is not the end of equality or morals
      The Fifty Shades of Grey movie trailer debuted recently, and as it turns out, when it comes to opinions about BDSM erotica, no one is vanilla.
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  • Elegy for a School Year

    The end of the year brings emotional reflection
      I ended another year of teaching recently. I sat through the graduation ceremony on the football field in my own college-graduation robes, cringing and laughing as the senior class presidency stumbled through commencement speeches both hopeful and hopelessly naïve.
  • Man's World

    It’s Elliot Rodger’s world. We just die in it.
      I can’t stop thinking about Elliot Rodger, the California college student who killed six people and then himself as an act of “retribution” toward the women who rejected him romantically.
  • You’re Right, I’m Wrong

    Sometimes our passion brings out the worst in us
      When teaching, I love class discussions. Conversations make it easy to see which students are engaged and learning, while being one of the most practical aspects of the English curriculum.

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