In the Age of the Internet, school districts are laying off librarians. Is that an appropriate way to save money, or will it deprive kids of the critical skills they need to assess and evaluate a welter of information? Also, threats and vandalism over the healthcare bill, and new rules will make it harder to discharge gays and lesbians from the military. Will they pave the way to abandoning "Don't Ask, Don't Tell?"
Banner image: Students work on their laptops during class August 31, 2001 at the Discovery Charter School in Tracy, California Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images