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Conversation of the Week

What does your family think about education issues, sports scandals and the latest campaign headlines? Each week, The Family Dinner Project posts a summary of a current news story, along with thought-provoking questions that will help your family talk about topics that matter.


March 19th, 2012

A parenting tale of public shaming. What do you think?

Football or Footbrawl?

March 15th, 2012

Certainly football is a rough sport and players get hurt, but the game is about scoring points, not collecting scalps.

Race to the Bottom

March 1st, 2012

There is a new Brown v. Board of Education case. And like the famous one in Topeka in 1954, this new one in Chicago has race at its core.

Daddy-Daughter Duel

February 16th, 2012

A North Carolina man, frustrated with his teenage daughter, employed some Wild West justice recently.

The Politics of Language

February 2nd, 2012

A woman is barred from running for city council in Arizona because her English is deemed inefficient enough to run for public office. What do you think?

The Parent Trap

December 13th, 2011

A Stanford University professor learns a hard lesson. Did he deserve to?

Brawl in the Family

December 1st, 2011

A father fights in defense of his son on the field

Judge for Yourself

November 3rd, 2011

A judge is supposed to be impartial. But when big donors have a vested interest in how a judge rules, can they really play it down the middle?

Putting the SAT Cheating Scandal to the Test

October 12th, 2011

A New York State senator has scheduled a committee hearing on student cheating. Undoubtedly, the question that will be asked is “who is to blame?”

Champ or Chump?

September 29th, 2011

Baseball gets a little batty around this year’s National League batting champ title

A Penny for Your Thoughts?

September 21st, 2011

No one likes a tattletale. That’s one of the things that makes whistleblowing difficult.

Addition Through Subtraction

September 6th, 2011

A generous superintendent in California will work for 3 years without a salary to help schools