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Robert used to work as MSM journalist; now he publishes his own websites.

Real Name: Robert Niles

Location: Pasadena, CA, United States

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Twitter: robertniles

Diaries published: 25 (271 days since last diary on Sun Aug 31, 2014 at 09:21 AM PDT)

Comments posted: 102 (271 days since last comment on Sun Aug 31, 2014 at 09:21 AM PDT)

Diary frequency: seldom

Comment frequency: often

Total Recommends: 253

Total Comment Ratings: 255

Most Recommended Diary: The myth of the 'excellent teacher', 17 comments, 40 recommends

People Following RobertNiles: 3

RobertNiles's Most Recent Diaries:

The senior minister my church, the Rev. Jim Nelson at Neighborhood Unitarian Universalist Church in Pasadena, holds a "Preacher in You" class each year to teach church members how to write a sermon ...
by RobertNiles
Comment Count 5 comments on Sun Aug 31, 2014 at 09:21 AM PDT with 6 Recommends
If we're going to improve public schools in America, we need three things: 1) The abolition of charter schools and voucher programs -- all public funds should be spent on schools under voter control.
by RobertNiles
Comment Count 4 comments on Thu May 01, 2014 at 10:49 AM PDT with 4 Recommends
Want to know the real problem with America's education system? Here it is: Millions of American graduates are discovering that their education isn't paying off with the middle-class (or, for top ...
by RobertNiles
Comment Count 13 comments on Mon Jan 27, 2014 at 11:19 AM PST with 11 Recommends
My son's eighth-grade math class has begun implementing the new national "Common Core" math standards, and the new education curriculum already has taught me something. As my college roommate wrote ...
by RobertNiles
Comment Count 15 comments on Wed Nov 27, 2013 at 08:22 AM PST with 10 Recommends
If a group of wealthy children of college-education parents — kids who get homework help at home and tutoring on the weekends — score better on a test than a group of poor children of non-...
by RobertNiles
Comment Count 23 comments on Sun Nov 03, 2013 at 01:45 PM PST with 16 Recommends
My post last week on the 'myth of the excellent teacher' elicited an intriguing comment from a reader that it should be easier to get rid of the worst of the worst teachers in a school system. ...
by RobertNiles
Comment Count 4 comments on Mon Mar 11, 2013 at 08:58 PM PDT with 7 Recommends

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