ACE and 34 other higher education associations wrote to the leaders of the House and Senate budget and appropriations committees, asking them to maintain Congress’s historic commitment” to financial aid and research in FY 2018. Our youth deserve the opportunity to complete their high school and college education, free of early parenthood. Their future children deserve the opportunity to grow up in financially and emotionally stable homes. Our communities benefit from healthy, productive, well-prepared young people.

In addition to homeschooling my son, I’m one of the organizers of a local homeschool co-op. We get together for classes once a week and enjoy such things as hands-on science experiments, recorder class, sharing the poems and stories we’ve written at home, fun writing activities, critical thinking activities, hands on activities that help us learn about various cultures, art, lunch, and of course recess.

Compliments are very unsettling to me and it makes the likelihood of me having something intelligent to say drop like a rock. I also tend to fail to understand all of the rules of social etiquette unless I can read them somewhere and even then I often fail to properly generalize them. I had nothing coherent or valuable to add to the conversation so I abstained. Your comments are appreciated; I’m just an old dog still learning the new tricks and still flinching from compliments.

To this end, pedagogy focused on ending bias and sexism in teaching which discouraged girls from succeeded in math and sciences. New curriculum have been developed to specifically address the specific needs, learning styles and values of girls. Further attempts to improve girl’s skills in science and math has taken an intensive approach by focusing more in depth on science and math inside as well as outside the school. It is hoped a more continuous approach will help improve girls’ knowledge and skills in science and math (Brotman & Moore, 2008).Education

Because my parents were convinced college was out of their financial reach and I had no one countering that belief, I began working full time after graduation and going to junior college part time. In my first classes, I struggled with procedural issues. I didn’t know how to write a paper to the professor’s liking, as everyone around me did. I didn’t participate in discussions because the other students seemed to be smarter than I and I was intimidated. I almost failed US History because I didn’t have the base of knowledge that was expected, as my homeschool curriculum spent a lot of time focusing on church and Christian history to the detriment of teaching basic events and ideas.

Wow, you’ve handled this subject SO well! I’ve known for as long as I can remember that there are lots of different circumstances that lead to homelessness. I think it was my dad who taught me that, when we saw a former professor, then homeless, in a Boston subway station when I was a young child.