There are many assumptions about homeless people. Perhaps the most common is that all of them are too lazy to work. Having been there myself and having worked with many others in the same situation, I have to say that for the vast majority of homeless people, the assumption that they are lazy is dead wrong. Tegan, now 13, taught herself to play guitar and ukelele. We’ve bought her a fancy-dancy music keyboard so she’s busy teaching herself on that now. She’s already scanning the college prospectus for suitable courses. SAFETY & REGULATIONS : Focus on practices, training, and regulations designed to keep crews and plants safe.

Thanks for sharing. I am sorry your son is going through such a negative experience. You may have already looked into this, but if not, maybe your son would benefit from a summer camp or after school program with other deaf children. Your local deaf association or local agencies may be able to tell you what is available in your area. All the best.

Tracy, I am a big Waldorf fan but I have never been able to describe it to others. You’ve done a wonderful job of spelling out the essentials and making it easy for others to understand. I’ll be sharing it with others! School is obligatory, and parents are breaking the law if they withhold their children, unless they can prove to the education authorities that they are capable of home-schooling their children.

Many jobs have been de-skilled. Just look at plumbing. Apprentices used to have to learn to put threads on the end of metal pipes and design complex plumbing systems. Now plumbing is simply a matter of pick the plastic fittings and glue them together.Education

review of Brainetics: The write-up sounds like a sales pitch for the program. I came here to review the pros and cons. Just got the pros. Many professors don’t like it, as it isn’t as good a teaching medium as a live classroom presentation or interaction. Waldorf education has many wonderful points and is a well thought out method of education.

Even if you weren’t bullied or teased in school (I personally was), it’s very likely that you had a friend or knew someone that was. I remember attending 1st grade and being shocked and appalled by other children’s behavior— they were being mean for no reason, using profanity, flipping each other off and being generally obnoxious. I didn’t feel like I was at a learning institution; it was more like a zoo with wild animals packed in a small space being forced to learn things that the teacher scrawled on a black chalk board. Then, after elementary school there is Jr. High or Middle School, where the negative social behavior continues to intensify and is then multiplied by raging hormones. Next there is high school and for many (but not all) high school graduation and then college.