Hello, LYS Nation. This is the 2,500thpost to the column, so as has become a tradition, we will review our progress.


First, the review


The 1stpost was on Monday, February 16, 2009.


The 500thpost was on April 7, 2010


The 1,000thpost was on March 7, 2012


The 1,500thpost was on April 7, 2014


The 2,000thpost was on April 21, 2016


The 2,500thpost is today, August 23, 2018


The top 10 posts (from the last 150 posts) in terms of distribution, have been:


1.Mexico Doesn’t Send Us Its Best – Part 3 (7/24/18)

2.The Problem With Individual Teacher Tests (7/26/18)

3.Student Punishment Alternatives – Option 2 (8/1/18)

4.The Protect Our Children Initiative – Part 13 – Campus Security (6/26/18)

5.Politics 101 – Blame the Victim (7/12/18)

6.Mexico Doesn’t Send Us Its Best – Part 2 (7/18/18)

7.The Logical Response to a Deadly Disease (6/7/18)

8.Show Me the Research (5/30/18)

9.Student Punishment Alternatives – Option 1 (7/31/18)

10.Trying to Play Politics (8/9/18)


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