Getting schooled

Getting schooled

Why the school choice bill asks the wrong question

Last week, in the dark of night, as the stars shone and children slept beneath the famished gaze of owls, school choice became law in Montana.

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Selling Missoula

Krakauer's book finally gives voice to those without one

I want to write about Jon Krakauer's Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town about as much as I want to never hear about it again.

(Opinion)  

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Dear graduates

The time for learning has ended. Now is the time to know.

This weekend, the University of Montana will hold its spring commencement.

(Opinion)   May 14, 2015

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Sex and death

One way to teach children about environmental stewardship

Getting teenagers to embrace environmental stewardship can be a challenge, especially when those teenagers are cold and wet.

(Opinion)   May 14, 2015

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Pyrrhic victory

A fitting end to the 2015 Montana Legislature

The 2015 session of the Montana Legislature officially ended last Tuesday, when lawmakers in the House and Senate voted to adjourn three days ahead of schedule.

(Opinion)   May 7, 2015

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Animal control

Just how wild is the Rocky Mountain region's wildlife?

Our most memorable excursions often involve glimpses of wild creatures: "It was amazing, we crested the hill and the bear was as startled as we were."

(Opinion)   May 7, 2015

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Read it

For a book about rape, Missoula contains very few villains

I don't know how closely you follow the publishing industry, but you may have heard that Jon Krakauer wrote a book about rape called Missoula.

(Opinion)   Apr 30, 2015

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Living history

How an outrageous cannibal galvanized some seventh-graders

Recently I devoured a short book of nonfiction with a very odd title: The Committee for the Reburial of Liver-Eating Johnston: Memoirs of a Dyslexic Teacher, by Tri Robinson.

(Opinion)   Apr 30, 2015

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