Obama Administration Calls On Schools To Stop Abusing Kids

Although 28 states and the District of Columbia explicitly prohibit the act of physical discipline in school, corporal punishment is hardly a relic of the past. In the 2013-2014 school year, over 110,000 students were struck, paddled or flogged in the classroom, according to the most recent available data from…

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Response: ‘Fear’ Should not Stop us From Exploring ‘Controversial’ Topics in School – Classroom Q&A With Larry Ferlazzo – Education Week Teacher

Gabriella Corales, Tom Rademacher, Martha Caldwell, Oman Frame, Danny Woo, Paul Barnwell, Kathleen Neagle Sokolowski share their responses to the question: “How do you handle controversial issues in the classroom?” View full post on Education Week: Bullying #pso #htcs #b4inc Read More

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Please Stop Asking My Son What Sports He Plays

After a sweet exchange with the cashier, he turned, his kind eyes zeroed in on my son and he asked him, “What’s your favorite sport?” No, not AGAIN! It is so freaking common. Please stop. I get it, you’re being nice, and I thank you for seeing and acknowledging my…

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Stop Whining About Your Empty Nest

This article was originally published on BetterAfter50.com. I’m tired of women (because it is hardly ever men, I’ve noticed) whining about their Empty Nest “Syndrome,” like it’s a degenerative disease — a time to mourn, fester in loneliness and abandonment. Sure, it’s sad when the kids go off to college,…

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