The kids are clearly “hyped.”It is lunchtime, and between bites of pizza, the 16 Murphy Creek P-8 school 6th, 7th and 8th graders who had joined the “No Place for Hate” anti-bullying workshop eagerly share their reasons for participating. “I was chubby when I was younger, and a kid bullied me because of it. I didn’t handle it right….”says one boy. “I had a cousin that was bullied, and it really hurt,” says a girl, tears welling up in her eyes.
My only granddaughter, age 4½, is described as “tomboyish, yet surprisingly ‘girly’ ” in her preschool report. I smile with indulgence as she prances out the door. My second grandson, 9, practices his oral report on the crash of the Hindenburg. I glow with pride at his confidence as I review the video his father just sent us from across town. These two, and my other grandsons, 11 and 8, live within 15 minutes of us.
The signs carried by the hundreds gathered to protest the nation’s education secretary, Betsy DeVos, in Denver last month expressed my own sentiments exactly. However, some of the speakers I could not applaud. Here’s why. The demonstrators, led by the teachers union, deliberately conflate vouchers, which send money to private schools, with public charter schools that keep public money In the public system. They are not the same!
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".