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PowerLinks 07.18.13

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Homeschoolers turn to high court for asylum
Baptist Press

A German homeschooling family has lost another round in their effort to avoid deportation, apparently leaving the U.S. Supreme Court as their last hope.

Libertarianism and Catholic Social Teaching: Convergence and Divergence
Patrick Clark, Catholic Moral Theology

Catholics need to consider the extent to which libertarianism as a general political philosophy coheres with the Church’s social doctrine. There are at least two main points to be made on both sides of this question

Why Great Teachers Are Fleeing the Profession
Rafe Esquith, Wall Street Journal

If the system is driving creative teachers to unparalleled levels of frustration, imagine what it’s like for young students getting up in the morning, knowing they face an endless day of rote learning.

Witnessing (but not reporting) Unethical Workplace Behaviour
Chris MacDonald, The Business Ethics Blog

A new study of ethics in Canadian workplaces suggests that 42% of workers have witnessed ethical breaches in the workplace, and nearly half of them failed to report such misconduct.

Joe Carter Joe Carter is a Senior Editor at the Acton Institute. Joe also serves as an editor at the The Gospel Coalition, a communications specialist for the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, and as an adjunct professor of journalism at Patrick Henry College. He is the editor of the NIV Lifehacks Bible and co-author of How to Argue like Jesus: Learning Persuasion from History's Greatest Communicator (Crossway).