We Need a Return to Civility

We Need a Return to Civility

This post may contain affiliate links. You can read my disclosure page for more information.   Is it just me, or does it seem like we are all living on a playground overrun by schoolyard bullies? I wrote a bit about this last year when I blogged about why we...
Bulletproof Backpacks–Do They Work?

Bulletproof Backpacks–Do They Work?

School shootings. How I wish they were not something we even know or have to worry about. But there were 24 school shootings in 2018 where someone was hurt or killed and 22 school shootings in the first half of 2019. And it continues. There were two back to back...
Thoughts on the Betsy Ross Flag/Nike Controversy

Thoughts on the Betsy Ross Flag/Nike Controversy

  I hesitate to wade into it, but we need to talk about this. Last week, Nike released a new athletic shoe that featured what is known as the Betsy Ross Flag, presumably timing the shoe release with Independence Day.     Then Colin Kaepernick, the...
Change to the SAT: The Adversity Index

Change to the SAT: The Adversity Index

UPDATE: This blog was posted in May 2019, and on August 28, 2019 word came from the College Board that they had heard parents’ concerns and made the decision to not include the Adversity Index in its consideration of student college applications.  ...
Why Texans Love Bluebonnets

Why Texans Love Bluebonnets

There are a few times of the year that make a person especially happy they live in Texas. We are smack dab in the middle of one of them–Bluebonnet Season. The state flower of Texas is an ephemeral little blossom that makes a spectacular appearance once a year,...
Thoughts on the College Admissions Scandal

Thoughts on the College Admissions Scandal

This post may contain affiliate links. You can read my disclosure page for more information.   Just as students all over the country are anxiously awaiting their acceptance letters, hoping to get into the college of their choice, a quite scandalous college...