Ever since the Department of Education sent a "Dear Colleague" letter in 2014 to school districts warning them that discipline policies resulting in disproportionate effects on students of any race would result in a civil-rights investigation, school officials have been intimidated ("Another Obama Policy Betsy DeVos Should Throw Out," The Wall Street Journal, Sep. 13). They have become extremely reluctant to enforce any policy, no matter how fairly it has been designed and implemented.
I always have to laugh when reformers argue that teachers are shielded from accountability compared with executives in the corporate world. Consider the following: In 1978, the average chief executive of a large company was paid 26 times more than the average worker. By 2014, he/she was paid 300 to 700 times more ("A Better Way to Reward CEOs," The Wall Street Journal, Aug. 1). These same reformers will reply that at least if chief executives don't produce, there are consequences.
Countries that are known for educational quality may differ in many ways. But there is one characteristic that is constant. It's the respect that is accorded teachers by parents, students and society. In no country is this more apparent than in China, which is known for its academic results ("Why American Students Need Chinese Schools," The Wall Street Journal, Sep. 9). I realize that China's performance on PISA is based on students from Shanghai.
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 Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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
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Use parentheses to separate multiple
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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".