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Just Because It's Hands-On Doesn't Mean It's Minds-On

I recently visited Thetford Academy in Vermont (one of the few and interesting public-private academies in New England) where they have a formal and explicit commitment to “experiential learning.” So, the leaders of the school asked me to visit classes that were doing experiential learning and to talk with staff at day’s end about it. 54 more words

Kids

Feds Spent $432,000 Studying Gay Hookup Apps

NIH project studied ‘arousal’ of gay men when using Grindr

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has spent nearly a half a million dollars studying gay hookup apps such as Grindr. 84 more words

Government

u-bam-a Propaganda Panders to Faithful Freeloaders

In state of union speech, u-bam-a will propose closing multibillion-dollar tax loopholes used by the wealthiest Americans, imposing a fee on big financial firms and then using the revenue to benefit the middle class. 82 more words

NEWS

An open letter to the US Government

Dear US Government,

Recently, my husband and I sat down and wrote a check to you for our last estimated tax payment of 2014.  It seems by your spending habits, your lack of a budget, and your increasing usage of debt that you may have forgotten or overlooked where your funds are coming from.  720 more words

Oilfield Life

Every Boy's Dream

There are several “great truths” in the human world; one of these is that little boy’s love playing with trains. I surely did —as a fifth grader there was nothing I wanted more than a Lionel electric train set. 476 more words

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