April 22- is Earth Day!
Summer is almost (finally) here for students and many parents, babysitters and teachers may be asking themselves in a frenzied tone, "What are my kids going to DO all summer??"
With a new presidential administration, major budget constraints for states as well as districts and large scale national dissatisfaction with No Child Left Behind, educational reform is a hot topic on many levels.
It's a day that will eventually come for all kids, especially as they get closer to being a teenager- staying home alone- but when is an okay time for it to happen?
A friend of mine snapped this picture yesterday at a local antiques co-op. The shelf behind the hand-written sign was lined with well-worn children's books of no particular value. At first, my friend thought the seller must be an incredible book snob to post such a notice. Then he had another thought, that the books might contain material some might find offensive. If I'd been there, I would have asked the seller directly. Other theories?