The Tennessee Department of Education is rolling out a new survey for students to rate their schools on issues like bullying, drug and alcohol use, and classroom engagement.
Are books and the reading of them for school only? Too few young people read in public just because they want to and not because they have to. Perhaps one day, someone or I will come up a way to get kids reading for its intrinsic benefits.
Literature is about life, about understanding what it means to be human, about making sense of everything that has no clearly defined solution. I learned to appreciate a good book like an epiphany, some golden nugget of truth.
The prescience a student has who knows he can learn all he needs to know about a book by sitting in class listening to his teacher’s recapitulation of the story is a telling symptom of what is wrong with the way books are taught in schools today.
The integration movement was slow, and it took a while for schools to really begin desegregating. It wasn’t until 1970 that drastic integration began to occur.
The range of universities is astounding, and there is one for everybody. But in this brief, tumultuous time of applying to colleges, I’ve had many revelations about the entire process and have come to several conclusions that I think parents should bear in mind as they prepare their young scholars for embarkation on the same journey.
I would proudly state that Dr. King was, and is the exact example of how we should bring our dream to reality and make what seems impossible possible.