Culture

February 2012

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What is the "right" kind of parent?

"It is sad to me when I hear parents feeling bad that they aren't doing "x", or feeling bad or embarrassed that they are doing "y"or doing too much of "x", or reluctant to ask questions and convey their concerns." Read more
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Harry Potter Dissed by Oscars. Video - Humor.

Videos: Harry Potter and Sherlock Holmes : How It Should Have Ended Read more
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The Case for Distraction . . . or Ritalin?

"It is the attempted standardization of a human being and of a notion of achievement that is limiting, prescriptive and bullying." Read more
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Say 'No' to the Greek Chorus

"The mess, the mess! . . . an engraved invitation to transformation. . . Certainty is dead. . ." Read more
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Have The Jetsons Arrived?

From "Connect A Million Minds" Initiative - 3 Minute Video. Read more
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Michelle Obama beats Jimmy Fallon in White House Race

Video--- FLOTUS Michelle Obama takes on Fallon to promote her Let's Move initiative. Read more
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"What happens to all the Asian-American overachievers when the test-taking ends?"

"Let me summarize my feelings toward Asian values: . . .F--- grade-grubbing. F--- Ivy League mania. F--- deference to authority. . . . F--- earnest, striving middle-class servility." Read more
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The Dark Side of Our Achievement Culture

New "Race To Nowhere" Trailer Video Read more
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Three Young Women Wow Crowd at TEDx

" . . .making my own opportunities when I didn't even know what I was doing." Read more
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What Color is My World? by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

African-American Inventors & Innovators: MSNBC Morning Joe video 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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