What Kids Really Need to Learn

Life isn’t easy. Challenges, opportunities, victories and losses surface. Our children have to deal with this uncertain life. Children need to hear straight talk. Lessons are to be learned. Lesson # 1: You have to take care of 6 important inches. Yes, 6 inches —...

Forget the “Beamer”

Recently I listened to a 24-year-old definitively describing his life’s path: career promotions in yearly increments, city condos with a view, a new Beamer convertible by 28, and, of course, exciting women. He seemed smart, but certainly not wise. I sometimes...

The McNamara Fallacy and Education Reform

Today the memory of the Vietnam conflict is fading. Time has passed, and new generations have no direct remembrance of that historical period. The war fractured society and became the dominant topic in the nightly news and commentary. Looking back, the Vietnam War...

An Education for Tomorrow

Historically, public education has been the foundation for the development of our children and cultivation of our society. In many cases, the American Dream is given birth in classrooms every day for students. Children’s imagination and enthusiasm to seek knowledge,...