Thanksgiving Thoughts by Mark Twain
education Thanksgiving Thoughts by Mark Twain We thought it would be appropriate to share an excerpt from our book of primary sources, First Person American from a writer was often called the American, Mark Twain. This is the actual speech he gave to shocked New Englanders during a Thanksgiving banquet in 1881. continue reading November 27, 2019
constitution Quotes about The Constitution by Those Who Wrote It or Influenced It With the Constitution in the news on a daily, or if you’re a news junkie like us, hourly basis, we thought it would be timely to share some quotes about this venerable 232 year-old document by those who were in the room. continue reading November 11, 2019
Quotes about The Constitution by Those Who Wrote It or Influenced It
Dog School
best practices Dog School It’s a well-known fact that we don’t deserve dogs. As a species, they are far in advance of human beings in all the values we most prize and seldom achieve: courage, loyalty, unconditional love, patience, resilience, perseverance, I don’t know where to stop. But we are fortunate in that by some quirk of evolution, our two species, human and canine, have been linked together for thousands of years (no offense to cats, but it’s as well known a fact that felines barely tolerate us). Maybe what we’ve been leaning away from since the dawn of civilization is what makes us most human, animals. continue reading June 30, 2019
education Chicago, Our Kind of Town There is an education crisis in the entire country, and Chicago is at the epicenter of it. The third largest school district, Chicago has 644 public K-12 schools and 361,000 students—few of them getting the education they need. continue reading June 30, 2019
Chicago, Our Kind of Town
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