July 2012 Archives


Mayor Bloomberg on Guns: "What are you going to do?"

"It's not about gun control, but crime control" Read more

Learning. Outside the box.

When you are taught inside a box, you lose parts of yourself. Must-Watch Quick Video. Read more

"It's good to be curious about many things"

VIDEO - Steve Jobs and Mister Rogers have something in common Read more

Note to Aaron Sorkin

Dig Deeper into Education Read more

Education: That was the ticket to prosperity. . . Now, not so sure

VIDEO. Wonder if education will play a significant role in the upcoming election. Specifics, anyone? Read more

The Changing Face of the American Dad

"Rather than having one parent totally identified by the job and one identified by the parenting, we both have found a middle ground." Read more

"I can write a 20-page research paper and my roommate can't .."

It's an amazing skill. Also, they feel more comfortable talking. They report they are participating in class discussions and backing up what they say with evidence and that they feel very comfortable in their first year of college. It's amazing how often we hear from college profs and job recruiters how these skills - writing, communicating, researching and supporting an argument in-depth - are lacking, even from "A" students. A disconnect of assessment, one would think. Read more
The secret message communicated to most young people today by the society around them is that they are not needed, that the society will run itself quite nicely until they - at some distant point in the future - will take over the reigns. Yet the fact is that the society is not running itself nicely... because the rest of us need all the energy, brains, imagination and talent that young people can bring to bear down on our difficulties. For society to attempt to solve its desperate problems without the full participation of even very young people is imbecile.
Alvin Toffler
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