Monday, June 16, 2014

Who are the brightest, happiest, most cooperative, most well-adjusted and resilient children...?

Dr. Peter Gray is an anthropologist who has spent decades studying the importance of play. In this Ted Talk, he shows us the ways that children who live in cultures that allow them to play freely develop into socially skilled and emotionally stable adults.

He also provides evidence that with the emphasis on school, standardized learning and organized sports, our children are not being given the necessary freedom to play, but are directed to "resume building" - and there is a greater increase in anxiety and depression.

Dr. Gray encourages us to "be brave enough to stand up to the continuous clamor of more school."

Monday, June 9, 2014

What misguided philanthropy looks like...

Taking the pins out of public education so that it collapses and serves his Microsoft interests is complicated and tentacled work for Bill Gates...

Separated by birth....?