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I’ll Take Art History for $100, Alex

I should preface this post with: I love art and I love schools that have art classes.  This is a just a little tongue-in-cheek. The dread comes around 1:45PM Tuesdays and Thursdays. The day was Thursday.  The scene replays vividly … Continue reading

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A Leap of Faith – A Series on Progressive Education

Originally posted on The Mercenary Researcher:
Jumping Across the Abyss to Progressive Education “We destroy the … love of learning in children, which is so strong when they are small, by encouraging and compelling them to work for petty and…

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As If – My Subject in a Box Rant

Warning: This post could be somewhat disjointed and rambly…and ranty.  Go figure… Yesterday on a bike ride with my friend, we discussed his upcoming book, “The Smartass Buddha” – just talking about different things – chapters he was trying to work … Continue reading

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I Will Always Be Their Mother

Today’s post comes from Steph Rogers, at She Said What?. Steph has had a big year with lots of changes, which she touches on in this post about her situation and children’s education. She is brave, courageous, stands up for what … Continue reading

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A Leap of Faith – A Parent’s Prespective

The mind is a fire to be kindled, not a vessel to be filled.                                                     … Continue reading

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A Leap of Faith – A Student’s Perspective

The Thoughtful Student “For most people, the fundamental reason to choose, or offer, a progressive education is a function of their basic values: ‘a rock-bottom commitment to democracy,’ as Joseph Featherstone put it; a belief that meeting children’s needs should … Continue reading

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A Leap of Faith – A Series on Progressive Education

Jumping Across the Abyss to Progressive Education “We destroy the … love of learning in children, which is so strong when they are small, by encouraging and compelling them to work for petty and contemptible rewards–gold stars, or papers marked … Continue reading

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