If Bill Has 17 Peaches, How Many Of My Classmates Are Still Starving?

For the third day in a row, our college algebra teacher drones on about the functions of a graphing calculator. He hesitates as he moves from step to step, as if any of us are paying careful attention to the dozens of ways to solve for the invaluable solution of ‘x’, using a machine that

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The Education Role

Let’s begin with establishing a couple of definitions: Education – the act or process of imparting or acquiring general knowledge, developing the powers of reasoning and judgment, and generally of preparing oneself or others intellectually for mature life. http://www.dictionary.com/browse/education?s=t Broaden – to increase something such as your knowledge, experience, or range of activities http://www.ldoceonline.com/dictionary/broaden My

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Navigating Falsehoods and the Human Condition

Abraham Lincoln never said the following:  “Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.” Robert G. Ingersoll, a forgotten thinker of the very highest order, never said them either, but he outlined a much similar notion in an 1884 essay on the subject of Abraham

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Changing World

Education has always been a big issue for the nation, even since before the establishment of the Constitution. The national government set up support for public education almost immediately after the war for independence. The Confederation Congress passed a set of bills called the Northwest Ordinances. It could be said that these ordinances set up

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Broadening the mind, freeing the spirit

Modern western industrialized society said education should be aimed towards holding down a job and the pursuit of a career. I will not argue the acquisition of a skill for a liveable livelihood, but education limited to just that is parlous. There was a time when education was a broadening of the mind and a

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Preparing students for working life – Are we missing something?

There is much written about preparing students for working life and the various approaches, considerations and delivery – or lack thereof – that educational institutes have in place. The delivery and quality of careers services across the world are continually under scrutiny and it seems there are few places that get it right.   Numerous

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BEING ORDINARY OR BEING EXTRAORDINARY

INTRODUCTION When given the option of being ordinary or being extraordinary, which would be your choice? Without a doubt, most of us will choose the latter, “being extraordinary”. This is no surprise because human nature is such that it craves power, excellence and perfection. On first thought, nobody would want to settle for less. We

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Do childhood bookshelves hold the key to both our past and future selves?

Rereading feels like a self-indulgent act. Effortlessly sifting through familiar pages, like falling into the arms of your first love or an old friend you haven’t seen in a while. You may not remember every detail right off the top of your head but as soon as you sink into the pages memories come flooding

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Before the Bull runs into the Girl

The heated confrontation in the New York’s Wall Street’s arena looks interesting but somewhat unfair; the Fearless Girl, who faces the gigantic Charging Bull, is not even the square root of his size. This looks insane, but all madness ever, had a fierce motive behind it. So definitely, here too, is an agenda. Feminism- that’s

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Acquire power or be dominated in bondage

In the twenty first century, coupled with over seven billion people, nobody would want to live without power. The power we need as a human being is exhibited in different forms. I might need it to eat and another person may need it to buy a house. I remembered a moment in my past when

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