Sometimes it takes a horror story to arouse the public to the shortcomings of educational preferences ("After the Perris nightmare, it's time to monitor home-schools more closely," Los Angeles Times, Jan. 18). I have reference now to the situation in Perris, Calif., where a husband and wife kept their 13 children chained and malnourished for years under the guise of home schooling them. All states now allow parents to home school their children. But the rules vary widely.
It always amazes me that parents have no problem with their children viewing movies containing violence but are outraged when images contain nudity. An elementary school teacher in Hyrum, Utah was fired when a parent complained that he had shown his fifth and sixth grade students postcards of classical paintings depicting nudity ("Utah teacher fired for showing students classical paintings containing nudity," Fox News, Dec. 30, 2017). The postcards he exhibited came from the school's library.
Despite the trend toward giving parents greater choice over where their children are educated, private and parochial schools are not benefiting ("Losing Students, Private Schools Try to Change," The Wall Street Journal, Dec. 29, 2017). In fact, public schools are educating two percent more students than they were in 2006. It has been long assumed that if parents were given choices, the overwhelming majority would opt for private and religious schools. But that has not happened.
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".