Reading has always brought me pleasure, but I came to enjoy writing only after many years. It fascinates me how writers came to their calling. On Amazon Prime the other night, I watched the American Masters biographical documentary of Louisa May Alcott. She was much different and more complex than my imaginings. Her history was…
On a forum I frequent, someone called Trump a bully, but the charge was just shrugged off by Trump supporters. It’s a disservice to make the charge without rounding it out so his supporters know why you feel the way you do.
Axiomatic teaching promotes faster mastery of existing understanding.
Discovery style promotes creation of new, personally meaningful insights.
It’s also interesting to see the unemployment rate by schooling level (p.23 of the National Center for Education Statistics study). Unemployed in 2012 (11% total of the 2002 high school sophomore class) less than high school completion (25.9%) high school diploma or equivalent (15.0%) post-secondary attendance but no post-secondary credential (14.1%) undergraduate certificate (11.8%) associate’s…
People regularly shake their heads and say only 80% of students graduate high school.
The truth is 10 years after, the completion rate is 97%.
Enjoyed Laura Lippman’s latest novel. Her novel, dense with local color and a few early episodes of dramatic content, yet morphed in the middle to feel like a literary novel, delving into the nuanced psychology of high school and adult personal life. I was lulled into taking situations, facts, and explorations at face value without…
He’s against freedom of religion, wanting to ban all Muslims from entering US.
He’s against freedom of the press. He wants the right to sue news media which he feels are unfair to him.
Hearing songs from my years of 8 to 12 appeals to my emotions, unfettered by intellectual tones