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Our kids are in CRISIS.
I work with teenagers in an affluent suburban area.
They don’t comprehend what they read. They use calculators to multiply 10 x 10. The average high school junior has no clue what the word “diligent” means.
They write essays resembling those of a 5th grader. About how Albert Einstein discovered electricity.
In tests administered in reading, science and math to 15 year-olds globally, we are behind TWENTY NINE countries in math. And our kids’ performance in reading and science is not much better. And yet, American investment in education is unrivaled, globally.
Are you scared yet?
We lead the world in the consumption of illegal recreational drugs. And one of the chief sales outlets?
Our teenage suicide rate is the highest in the world.
EVERY DAY there are over 5,400 suicide attempts by kids in grades 7 – 12.
NOW are you scared?
The two places teenagers…
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Wonky coz it’s spinning tipped up, which gives us winter and summer. it’s been doing this for ages.
The moment is just after 23.00 GMT on 21st December this year, if you’re in Asia it’s already Monday morning.So.. this or midsummer is the BEST time to celebrate surviving another year.. that’s another 940 million Km trip, more or less, round the Sun.
HAPPY SOLSTICE TO YOU ! and may you celebrate many more!
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Dolly Parton – “A radical in rhinestones”
By Helen Morales
When Dolly Parton played at the Glastonbury Festival last month she won rave reviews. However, the media focus was not just on her exquisite singing (or alleged miming) and fabulous costumes, but also turned to feminism.
Lily Allen discussed feminism with Dolly in an interview for The Radio Times, Krissi Murison and myself debated whether Dolly is a feminist with Jenni Murray on BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour, and articles in The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times also honed in on the subject. Continue reading Dolly Parton, the most Influential Ad for Feminism
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#CanViesNoEsToca .. Day 6, morning demo, Re-Occupy-! re-Build!
The morning demo on Day 6 was a huge success.h After 5 nights of rioting Barcelona Council had declared the ‘demolition of Can Vies suspended’. Continue reading Can Vies re-occupied! Rebuilding Begins! 31 May,morning.