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The War on Fun---How Modern Culture is KILLING Creativity

Since homeschooling The Spawn, life has shifted dramatically as I struggle along this uncharted learning curve. For instance, it is a gorgeous summer this year. I’ve lived in Texas most of my life and never witnessed weather so balmy and beautiful. 2,248 more words

Kristen Lamb

"Hurt people hurt people"

In this excellent New York Times article Laurie Penny explores the role boarding schools might play in the culture of covering up abuse in Britain : “a culture of bullying and sexualized violence has been understood for more than a century as part of the process of training young men to be leaders”. 16 more words

Childhood

Madison School Improvement Plan: Insufficient Accountability

Earlier this week, Madison Metropolitan School District (MMSD) Superintendent Jennifer Cheatham held a press conference touting the progress which the district has made after one year under her leadership.   522 more words

Education

false hope.......

after being sick & tired of my job and spending any free time that I wasn’t at the gym filling out applications I got offered a job! 280 more words

Blog: Why I am Running for State Board of Education

One day, my wife and I observed a potential tragedy near our home: an elderly man was under his car trying to put-out flames with his cap while his wife waited nearby.  228 more words

Ohio Schools

Be a judge in the 2014 Short Story Contest - Calling all Teachers

Alpha Textbooks is bringing back its annual short story contest, for youth across Ontario.

Special to 2014, we’ve added a middle school category. That means we will be running two competitions, one for high schoolers and another for the up-and-coming teens in middle school. 119 more words

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