Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Unequal at the start: early childhood programs play dividends for life

http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/magazine/novemberdecember_2014/features/unequal_at_the_start052708.php?page=all

...Research finds that children's early language development, understanding of math concepts, and social-emotional stability at age 5 not only predict how well they will do in school...

Investments in K-12 schooling, college and graduate education are important but lasting investments need to be made earlier in a child's life.

Why? Because as the brain forms, children learn cognitive skills svch as language and early math concepts, but also "soft" skills such as curiosity, self-control and grit.

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Obama's Last Chance in Cuba--Nation Magazine

https://www.facebook.com/1579990564/posts/10204304747210382

"We've been engaged in a failed policy with Cuba for the last fifty years and we need to change it," Barack Obama declared as a presidential candidate in 2007.

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If Obama really wants to revamp fifty years of failed policy he better act soon. Time is running out......

Friday, October 3, 2014

Amazon's Ruthless practices are crushing Main Street and Threatening...

http://www.hightowerlowdown.org/node/3764#.VC77pildVv1

This is the second part of Hightower's epose of Amazon-- "Even by the anything-goes of the corporate jungle--Amazon is a ruthless predator  of the businesses that deal with it...."