Opinion

Families might be interested in a new national report about charter and district public schools. Whether families have students attending a charter schcool such as New Heights in Stillwater, St. Croix Preparatory Academy in Baytown Township, the Math and Science Academy in Woodbury or a district, private or parochial school, the report contains encouraging information. […]

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Good riddance June. Go on, get out of here. Shoo, shoo. You’ve been far too unpleasant for me this year. Now go away, sit in the corner, and think about what you did. We’ve had far too much happening, from bad to worse to just downright annoying. We’ve had the revelation that the government is […]

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Let’s call it what it is, shall we? What’s commonly referred to as the “Family Vacation,” is really no vacation at all. Not if you have small children like us. A “vacation” to me, signals escape, relaxation, rejuvenation. Choosing to travel away from home with your family? That’s a T-R-I-P. And not the good kind, […]

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I had the complete package of two under two. I officially resigned to the fact that this is the hardest job you will ever love. That sweet old lady on Main Street was right. Aren’t they always? I now wondered what the heck I was going to do all day with these little foreign beings. […]

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“Nice tail.” “Excuse me?” “You have a nice tail,” a man mumbles under his breath in the checkout lane. Now, after four babies, this is not a compliment I’m accustomed to fielding. Nice salad. Nice Christmas card. Nice haircut. I’ll admit, while nursing, there was some suspicious eyeing of my bosom, but I’m pretty sure […]

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What advice would you give a young man who recently asked for suggestions? He’s hoping for a career in which he helps make major improvements in public education. Here’s a little information about him, and a few suggestions. Reactions are welcome. The young man works in a suburban public school. He’s a first-generation college graduate […]

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