August 2014 Archives

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11 Back-to-School Parenting Scenes of the 70s (Humor)

Get up in the morning and make yourself a cup of Sanka with Sweet 'n' Low. Line up all the lunchboxes on the formica counter top in your kitchen. Open up a bag of Wonder Bread and do this assembly line style. Read more
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What should you learn after graduation?

. . . and what exactly are students learning in school now? Read more
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Big Thinking & the College Promise

" . . . these kids, like any others, are hungry for big ideas." Read more
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What I'm liking right now: "There's more to life than likes"

Has "sharing" made family experiences better? Three 20-secondish PSAs below 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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