Category Archives: Education

It’s that time of year again!


As a child, the last week of August was always rather depressing.  Sure I wasn’t in school, but I would be soon.  I would go through the motions of enjoying my last week of whatever camp I was attending, but … Continue reading

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Das is aber ein guttes idea!


I came across an article in the New York Times this weekend that I thought you might like to read.  It concerns efforts in South Carolina to promote apprenticeship programs to train young people for jobs in manufacturing such as … Continue reading

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America’s biggest missed opportunity?


Unemployment is the most pressing problem facing our nation. The official unemployment rate is 8.3%, but many think the “real” unemployment rate is actually much higher. So I was shocked to learn that manufacturers in Indiana, in New York, in … Continue reading

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What children fear more than anything else.


The memory of them still haunts me. I would be in the middle of my summer vacation.  The vacation seemed like it could go on forever. And then “it” would arrive. The dreaded Back to School circular. Upon its arrival, my … Continue reading

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Now that’s fairly ironic.


http://www.shorpy.com/node/6117 We have record long-term unemployment in this country.  Young people are graduating from university only to find that they can not get a job in the field they trained for because the job simply doesn’t exist.  Yet, jobs go … Continue reading

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One size fits all?


Remember Rick Santorum? Doesn’t he seem like a distant memory? Well, there are a couple of things Rick Santorum said that I remember. First, that strong families are the best bulwark against poverty. Second, that President Obama said everyone should go to … Continue reading

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Take your pick


I love to eat. I love buffets, but I always tend to eat a bit too much.  I just can’t restrain myself from taking that last prawn or piece of sushi. Still, there are worse problems. I have a bit … Continue reading

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