Author: Mary Kuhlman

  • Work Intensifies to Keep Guns Away from Animal Abusers

    A conviction for domestic violence in the U.S. strips a person of the legal right to possess a gun. It doesn’t matter if the conviction is a misdemeanor or a felony. The rationale for the federal law: Domestic violence is a red flag for future violence – including potentially deadly violence with a firearm. Scientific […]

  • Research: Tougher Tests Don’t Improve Teaching Quality

    Research: Tougher Tests Don’t Improve Teaching Quality

    New research seems to suggest what many Bay State educators have been saying for a while: the time spent preparing students for testing can degrade the overall quality of teaching. A new study, conducted on two unidentified Massachusetts school districts, found that when tougher tests were used in districts that already had higher quality teaching, […]