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.

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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