I look down and my eyes well up. Immediately, I hug him tightly as if trying to shield him from the scary world he will eventually be a part of. He is startled with my response, but welcomes my embrace with a giggle.
Leaving aside the curiosity that none of what the children ask about has actually occurred at that point in the evening, I'd like to suggest four different questions for adults to ponder (if not sing) this year during Passover.
There is a bright spot on the horizon--a leader in education who through his innovative and effective approach to teaching students in the inner cities, has proven himself to be astonishingly disruptive to the status quo in the best of ways. His name is George E. Leonard.
Living on the spectrum comes with daily challenges for the child, his parent, and his teachers. Here are some tips that can help a child on the spectrum experience less anxiety in their day and feel calmer inside.
"If I transfer somewhere else, can I expect that teachers will actually have something to teach? That I won't just be shown YouTube videos? Should I just drop out and educate myself through the Internet?"
The message is clear: the United States public demands the amelioration and perhaps an overhaul of the sexual education system. More importantly, students deserve to receive accurate and objective information.
'Education' and 'freedom' may seem like somewhat contradictory concepts. In some modern societies, education is looked as an integral component -- giving people liberty, autonomy and independence through the power and informed choices that come with knowledge.
It isn't aspiring for success in terms of being a doctor or lawyer that's the barometer of a successful upbringing; It's aspiring to be all you can be, on your individual schedule and in your own unique way.
No matter how high the bar is set, simply stating the standards does not mean that students will perform at a higher level. The absurd weight now accorded to standardized testing is destroying public education and, I fear, a generation of learner.
Students who are lucky enough to have received multiple college acceptances have quite a challenging decision-making process ahead of them. When evaluating their final criteria about which school to attend, they are burdened with multiple factors to consider.
Teaching is a thankless job. And though the voices of the working class are often already ignored by management, astonishingly, it could get worse with the recent ruling that caps on political contributions are unconstitutional.
Given the need for this shift in college students, digital learning presents both a danger and an opportunity. The danger of the digital world is that it closes students off from the shift that is required if students are to become serious learners.