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Tougher Bodies and Minds

Anne220 Wrote: May 26, 2012 11:00 AM
I recommend reading the "Little House in The Prairie" collection wherein there was a one room school house and a twelfth grade grad taught it. If she made it thru high school, she knew enough to pass along her education. My mother went to "Normal School" A Normal School was a two year, post high school program. Year one was spent in a classroom learning how to teach. Second year was spent in a classroom observing and being observed by an experienced teacher. She went on to college and law school but ultimately chose teaching. She pretty quickly advanced to principal. I greatly admire those who home school. I could not begin to do that despite having a fist full of degrees.
PecosPete.38 Wrote: May 26, 2012 11:58 AM
Anne....next time you go to Missouri you can go thru Laura Wilder's house somewhere in the SE area.
Are we tough enough? I'm working on a piece about the root of our problems and our ability or inability to endure pain. The thing is becoming an opus. On that note, the essential question around the world is how tough people are and how much they are willing to sacrifice and invest in blood, sweat, and tears. I think we have to take it out of neutral and somehow find a way to push ourselves. In the meantime, the government has to find a way to make decisions that would hurt at first but be liberating down the road.

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