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Genocide Awareness Week, Scottsdale Community College, April 11-16, 2016

By: David J. Smith, February 10, 2016

I received this announcement from John Liffiton at Scottsdale Community College in Scottsdale, AZ. This is a good program that is offered for Genocide Awareness Week.   161 more words

Public Education

Why We Lost Longevity

We have all read how life expectancy in the United States has drastically increased from the 1800’s, and even since the mid 20th Century. Few, however, are cognizant of exactly how that has happened. 1,209 more words

The Charlotte Thompson Iserbyt Story

Charlotte Iserbyt served as the head of policy at the Department of Education during the first administration of Ronald Reagan. Here is her story and the fascinating truths she discovered about America’s public education system.


Christians May Sue Florida High School League After Loudspeaker Prayer Request is Rejected

We’ll reblog today, via Patheos Blogs and the Friendly Atheist, a post that relates to our recent NFL Prayer Participation post regarding the nonsense of subjecting one’s entire secular audience to what should be personal prayer. 76 more words


Some meanderings on education

Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.
– Attributed to John Dewey

I have sat down to write this particular on a number of occasions and for various reasons, have ended up not doing so, however, I am determined to write it today and thus am staying back at school, with no, or rather no domestic, distractions. 572 more words


Why can't I blog?

I have been so busy lately. Not really a good excuse, but it’s real. Mentally, I’ve n been to tired to blog. Give me this week and I will get back on my blog grind. 24 more words

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A writer-editor-teacher's quote of the week #105

I’ve enjoyed a lifetime love affair with English teachers, just like the ones who are being abused in Charleston, West Virginia, today. My English teachers pushed me to be smart and inquisitive, and they taught me the great books of the world with passion and cunning and love.

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