Tuesday, October 26, 2010

The Girl Effect

I realize this isn't the solution...but it's a very big puzzle piece.

Read more HERE

Monday, October 25, 2010

Educators Use Rap...

How can hip-hop become a sustainable educational tool

Monday, October 18, 2010

Hospital to Allow Alcohol

Parkview Ortho Hospital in Fort Wayne, Indiana now allows patients and relatives to bring and consume alcohol in the hospital (with doctor approval of course).

Read more HERE and HERE

Monday, October 11, 2010

Oakland Education

Reflecting on my time working with high school aged young people in Oakland, I could clearly see the disparities between their schools and the suburban school I attended. Some students were very and smart and engaging, but struggled with writing essays and fulfilling their class requirements. This paradox was hard to witness, although the students I knew had resources, I wondered how many other students in their position did not. In order to downplay their frustrations I often told the kids not to worry because when they get to college they will have a much more positive experience. In retrospect, it seems like these young people were never meant to be on the “track” for college, which only confirms Apple’s position.

Read more HERE and HERE

Oakland Turf Dancing:

Sunday, October 10, 2010


"Education is an admirable thing, but is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught."

Waiting for Superman?????

Waiting for Superman Trailer

Interview w/ Rick Ayers

Read more about Rick Ayers' thoughts HERE
Read more about the film HERE