Sep 9, 2013
As schools around the country open their doors for another year of learning and students tackle homework from various teachers, changes may be in store for the children of China with regard to education. A new law is being proposed by China’s Minister of Education that would entail cutting back on homework for students attending primary schools.
The educational system in China has been known for...
Dec 17, 2012
For so many, today was filled with sadness and heartbreak as two of the twenty children from the Sandy Hook school shooting were laid to rest. Ever since I heard about the tragic shooting in Newtown, Connecticut this past Friday, I’ve been experiencing so many emotions – running the gamut from numbness upon hearing it, to heartbreaking sadness and currently, anger.
When the news first broke...
Oct 11, 2012
I’ve had instances of being shocked by news reports heard over the radio, but none affected me as much as the one I heard on the radio while I was driving this past Tuesday. In the report, a 14 year old girl from Pakistan had been shot while on a school bus by the Taliban due to her outspokenness. Upon hearing of this, I was filled with shock, anger and disgust at the men who specifically targeted...
Sep 1, 2012
It’s that time of the year when you know that summer is ending. Circulars and coupons of back to school sales get crammed into my mailbox or bombarded in my email that I become anxious before I even look at the sales.
I used to love shopping for school supplies and school clothes for my daughter when she was young. We would go to places like Children’s Place or Gymboree for clothes, then Target...
Apr 29, 2012
Education has always been looked at as the cornerstone of a child’s future. Most countries have the support to give children the education they need to succeed in the world. So imagine if your education was being sabotaged by radicals due to beliefs that girls should not be educated?
In the northern province of Takhar, Afghanistan, 150 schoolgirls have been afflicted due to poisoned water. The cause?...