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What If a Child Does Not Want to Learn (Part 1 of 2)

What If a Child Does Not Want to Learn (Part 1 of 2)
Children are natural learners – they are eager to investigate the mysteries of life and the world around them. They seek constant self-improvement on numerous levels, and as social beings they demand attention from adults and try to become a part of a grownup world. The problem with society today is that we find ways to crush children’s desires to learn, to stymie the urges of children to discover... 

Education Tops Government Employment

Education Tops Government Employment
Good enough for government work.The U.S. Census Bureau recently revealed that the majority of the 16.6 million full-time government employees at the state and local level work in the education field. There are 9.0 million people around the country who work in secondary and elementary education, which also happens to total more than double of all the government employees at the federal level combined,... 

Teaching Is a Privilege, Not a Burden

Teaching Is a Privilege, Not a Burden
I’ve coached biddy league basketball, little league baseball and high school football. Through mentoring I’ve helped a child from a poverty-stricken neighborhood gain admission into an elite prep school with full scholarship. Through counseling I’ve helped many students gain admission into some of the top universities in the world. But I have never formally taught before, until today. And... 
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End Public Schooling to Improve Education

End Public Schooling to Improve Education
Let’s imagine for a second that we have the power to reform public schools however we want to, without interference from government, teachers unions or school boards. Would we expand the school day or the school year to get more teaching in? Would we test outcomes, and reward and punish teachers and schools based on those outcomes? Would we increase the number of charter schools or give every child... 
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