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April 4 Buzz: Defending teachers, a noble profession; debating Obama's race

April 4, 2011 |  1:34 pm

Most viewed and shared: Teaching, the most important profession

Although "teachers and their unions are under fire across the nation," victims of "contempt and anger," novelist and teacher Susan Straight would like us to remember that teachers "are some of the most important people in children's lives." Read on for Straight's take on why we need a reality check when it comes to public education and respecting teachers.

Most commented: President Obama: At odds with clear demographic trends toward multiracial pride

Gregory Rodriguez's Monday column asks: Why did President Obama check "black" on his 2010 census form when he is, in fact, half white? In the process, did he alienate the growing demographic of Americans who proudly identify themselves as multiracial? Or was this a smart political move?

ALSO TRENDING:

Attacks on abortion

Obama doctrine

California budget mess

Newt Gingrich's loaded sentence

Disclosing calories

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