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Make a Difference to a Veteran

 You might believe your school is doing all it can, but it’s likely you can do more to understand the sacrifices made by the former service members seated in your classrooms. 971 more words


The K-12 system isn’t graduating students ready to take on a higher education

The gap between K-12 and higher education – Disconnected

Originally Published NOVEMBER 2012 www.CareerCollegeCentral.com

The true power of higher education has been receiving a great deal of attention in the media lately. 1,237 more words


James Baldwin on being a prophetic writer

I don’t try to be prophetic, as I don’t sit down to write literature. It is simply this: a writer has to take all the risks of putting down what he sees. 51 more words


James Thurber on the difference between English & American humor

Well someone once wrote a definition of the difference between English and American humor. I wish I could remember his name. I thought his definition very good. 83 more words



I failed to see beauty, utmost
Turned into an image, beaten down
Fleeing from my growing back
A monstrous hump was formed
I turned into a statistic, a run down Motel where… 88 more words


again from Son of the Morning Star: Custer and the Little Bighorn by Evan S. Connell: on what was a good Indian

Montana Congressman James Cavanaugh spoke for most Americans of that period: “I have never seen in my life a good Indian. . .except when I have seen a dead Indian.” 55 more words


from Son of the Morning Star: Custer and the Little Bighorn by Evan S. Connell: burying the dead

While responding to a number of questions posed by Colonel W.A. Graham, Godfrey described his first visit to the Custer battlefield. He seems to have been startled by the colors: “The marble white bodies, the somber brown of the dead horses. 208 more words