Wow! This is a tough call. I really appreciate the sentiment behind Lincoln University’s fitness requirement for undergraduates. But in today’s politically correct atmosphere, I can’t image that it will stand a chance in the court of public opinion. Here’s the story. Students at Lincoln University, PA with a body mass index of 30 or… [Continue]
I enjoyed this week’s TIME magazine article on helicopter parents called “Can These Parents Be Saved?” by Nancy Gibbs. It looks at the over-parenting trend and an even newer trend of “rebels” that are trying to get parents to just calm down. When my kids were in elementary and middle-school, I remember those dioramas that… [Continue]
I spent some time today reading about the Common Core State Standards initiative. I’m not yet sure what I think of it. My first reaction is that these sorts of federal education standards are usually so bland that they don’t really contribute much to the actual business of education. What do you think?
Did you know that in addition to being Halloween, October 31 is also Magic Day? That’s why I chose Magic Tricks as this week’s Surfnetkids topic. But now that the spooky day is so close, I also want to remind you of our other Halloween resources. Why are all these links in this list “exposed”… [Continue]