Monday, August 18, 2008


...thanks for all the great 1 Smart Mama cooking tips - 4 days to go, so keep them coming!

Saturday, presidential candidates John McCain and Barack Obama spoke with Pastor Rick Warren for the Saddleback Civil Forum on the Presidency (read the transcript). Unlike previous conversations about school choice (see previous post), this time McCain mentioned homeschooling!

Other mentions of home-centered learning in the news:
And finally, although education writers often ignore the fundamental loss of skills in American schools today, a blog post by Ron Isaac on Edwize takes note. Here's a snippet:
...students, regardless of the size or type of school they attend anywhere in this nation, tend not to be adept at isolating information, compartmentalizing fa[c]ts and ideas, and processing direct quotations so that they, the student, can re-work it into a paraphrase that can possibly be used to support their own original contribution to the topic at hand?
Bingo - isolating, compartmentalizing, and processing ideas - sound familiar? The symptoms are everywhere...

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