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Studying the Social (Even Without the Social Studies)

Building and understanding community, a microcosm of society, is (or should be) a pillar of our education system. However, dwindling attention to civics and the social studies pushes such learning to the periphery, if taught at all. Like parents who sneak veggies into their kids’ food, teachers can find ways to slip it in, especially […]

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The case for reading good books

A precondition for reading good books is not reading bad ones: for life is short. –Arthur Schopenhauer Regular encounters with great thinkers and great ideas can give us perspective. They can remind us that our personal experiences, unique though they may be in the particulars, have much in common with the experience of other human […]

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