Posts Tagged ‘ education ’

Potatoes

Potatoes

“If the state took our children from us when they were 5 or 6 and fed them until they were 16, giving them nothing but potato chips, we know what we’d do. We’d fight. We’d sue. We’d do anything we had to do to get them the nourishment their lives depend on Stephanie Tolan,...
Read More »

Salon: Homeschool Confessions

Salon: Homeschool Confessions

Salon, the award-winning online news and entertainment Web site, starts the week out with a classy, accurate, well-written feature article on homeschooling: Confessions of a home-schooler, by Salon Senior Editor Andrew O’Hehir. With the pullquote: “Call us crackpots, but our kids spend their days at beaches and museums, not in school,” it’s the first...
Read More »

Ken Robinson on Creativity

Why don't we get the best out of people? Sir Ken Robinson argues that it's because we've been educated to become good workers, rather than creative thinkers. Students with restless minds and bodies -- far from being cultivated for their energy and curiosity -- are ignored or even stigmatized, with terrible consequences. "We are...
Read More »