Author: Dana Hall

Every Child Succeeds…WITH OPTIONS! (Continued)

If you have not done so, see the first part of this article by clicking here.     Options.  To better prepare kids for the future, we must create and provide them and their parents with options.   Option #1 : Bust-up the education monopoly.  Create Competition! There is great public interest in the state providing a K-12 public education system to ensure that the residents within their community are provided the opportunity to gain, at minimum, a basic education.  The community is a stake holder and because of this “stakeholder” relationship, communities play a necessary role.   But, parents...

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Every Child Succeeds…WITH OPTIONS! (Part 1)

Education is the one topic that never seems to be at the top of the list of issues during each election cycle.  It’s always a blip on the screen, barely mentioned at all.  Yet, during each Presidency since at least Clinton, there has been a major education bill passed and signed into law.  Most recently, the very unpopular No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) of 2001 was replaced by the Every Child Succeeds Act (ECSA) of 2015, much of the most unfavorable parts, including the massive testing requirements, of the NCLB was carried over into the ECSA.  All of...

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This Military Wife’s Dear John Letter Will Really Make You Think

Dear John, By the time you read this, I’ll be long gone.  There’s no point in calling, I’ve blocked your calls.  There’s no point in writing, I’ve changed my address.  You can never have me back.  You’ve changed, I’ve changed…we are no longer working towards the same goals.  I stayed for as long as I did because I remained hopeful that we would eventually come back together.  I stayed for as long as I did because I thought you wanted me. I believed that you cared about me and what I thought.  I thought you valued my needs. I...

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