Robert Zaretsky

Robert Zaretsky teaches in the Honors College, University of Houston. Most recently, he is the author of Boswell's Enlightenment from the Harvard University Press.

Armed Students Don’t Worry Me

by | Mon, Mar 7, 2016 at 3:38 pm CST
A panhandler in Houston
Blogs, The Whole Star

Facing Poverty on the Off-Ramp

Rarely is I-45 a stage for moral quandaries—at least until you exit, stop at the first intersection, and confront an ethical impasse at the underpass. There, at the red light, you face a panhandler. Read More

Save Texas Schools rally at the Texas Capitol, Saturday, February 25. opt-out movement

The War at School

When I confide my anxiety that I have fewer than 10 students in one of the two classes I teach twice a week, Ryan shares his relief that he has fewer than 30 in one of the six classes he teaches every day. After I express my impatience with students who do not read deeply, Ryan tells me about students who cannot read at all. Read More