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A Love Letter to Home Ec, by Elizabeth Wright

A Love Letter to Home Ec, by Elizabeth Wright

Food is our simplest, most immediate need. It is nonnegotiable, and a common thread amongst all humans regardless of location, ethnicity, gender, socioeconomic status, and sexual orientation. Everyone eats. But for many years, food has taken a backseat in politics to other issues, while the food systems in the United States continued to fail both the people producing it and the people consuming it. Our current system of food production is a lose-lose in every imaginable way: it is unhealthier,…

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An Unspoken Challenge to Our Democracy, by Jacqueline Berardo

An Unspoken Challenge to Our Democracy, by Jacqueline Berardo

American democracy is broken.   No one wants to say it. No one wants to hear it be said – but if you clear aside the patriotism and praise that is the traditional political rhetoric of candidates during election season – there it is: the elephant in the room – and NOT exclusively of the Republican kind.   In Social Studies class, Americans are taught that our nation was founded upon the sacred principles of freedom and democracy. What isn’t…

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An Ethical Education: A New Method and Content, by Hundley Poulson

An Ethical Education: A New Method and Content, by Hundley Poulson

Before looking at the different ways to teach ethics in the future, there are lingering and important questions that must be answered if the American public is ever going to fully acquiesce to such a curriculum. Most importantly, what is the goal of an ethical education? What are we trying to accomplish for our children and future society? The kind of ethical education for which I am advocating does not teach morals, nor does it label certain ways of living…

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An Expansive Network of Cross-Cultural School Partnerships, by Kevin Pendo

An Expansive Network of Cross-Cultural School Partnerships, by Kevin Pendo

The Next Step for Technology and Education, and a Step for the Betterment of Our World There are two trends within education today that may seem to be competing with each other.  On the one hand, people are asking how can we educate children in more collaborative ways, teaching them the interactive, interpersonal, and collaborative skills that will be required to solve the world’s current and future problems? Essentially, how can we make education more social?  On the other hand,…

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