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A follow-up to a post from yesterday. Katherine Jean Lopez from NRO interviewed Chester E Finn, Jr.. Mr. Finn is a member of the board, and chairman of the education advisory committee, a blue-ribbon group of education experts from around the country for k12. When asked about the prohibitive cost of the program, he responded:…

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I was amazed this afternoon. I was sitting at my computer at work with my radio tuned to NPR to listen to All Things Considered as I normally do. All week they’ve been broadcasting bits of commencement addresses from students at various colleges throughout the US. Today’s clip came from the graduation address from Taylor…

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Yesterday in the mail I received a very colorful and enticing piece of junkmail. Usually, I simply circular file such items, but this one intrigued me because it was about a new homeschooling program chaired and run by Bill Bennett: k12. We know that we will someday homeschool (but the soonest if all goes according…

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Dave Kopel on NRO posted an interesting article on “Zero Tolerance” in our schools. He has some ironic comments about the “art” of some explicitly violent music compared with drawings of soldiers by elementary students. Everytime I read an article like this, I think back to childhood with brothers who were into things military (they…

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I was snooping around Theospy (the link is to the left under “blogs”) and there was a link to this stress test, so I thought, “Why not?” I took the test and this was their response: You exhibit a stress percentage of 13% which barely registers. Get a job. Your Stress Test answers indicate that…

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Hey, according to eMode I’m a Sportscar kinda gal. Evidently, I’m cooler than I thought! Well – check that, evidently my inner rock star isn’t a rock star, and isn’t even admissible so I’m not sharing, but if I were a dog – I’d be puntable (which really isn’t much less embarrassing): a Scottish Terrier???.

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My mother-in-law picked The First Years of Forever up at a garage sale for us and I’ve slowly been reading a chapter, page, or paragraph at a time here and there and it’s a pretty good book. The subtitle says “For Engaged and Newly Married Couples.” Some of it would’ve been nice to read prior…