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by T. Colleen Morgan

July 16, 2011

A Bridgewater bookkeeper who is facing embezzlement charges for allegedly taking almost $86,000 from the private Canterbury School in New Milford while she worked there-to finance the renovation of her Keeler Road home-was charged with perjury last week.

According to an arrest warrant affidavit on file in the Litchfield Superior Court, Deborah Wilmot was charged with perjury May 11 after an assistant state's attorney discovered that the defendant in the embezzlement case allegedly did not tell the truth in court while she was under oath.

October 22, 2010

"There are too many fundamentalist christian bible-thumpers trying to impose their views on us through government and take over America."

by Michelle Malkin

May 6, 2010

A group of California students who dared to wear the American flag on Cinco de Mayo learned a hard lesson about the corruption of citizenship and sovereignty this week.

They were sent home for their show of U.S. patriotism. Because while flying the colors of reconquista is perfectly acceptable, flying Old Glory is practically a hate crime. Some Mexican-American students KTVU spoke with said they thought wearing red, white and blue on Cinco de Mayo was disrespectful.

by Albert Mohler

March 13, 2008

The controversy over a California appeals court ruling on homeschooling continues to expand, even as Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger pledge to defend the rights of homeschooling parents.

Now, even as the political and legal shockwaves reverberate, an overt hostility to homeschooling families has come to the surface. One example is an opinion column published in the March 13 edition of The Los Angeles Times. On March 12, the paper's editors had called for the California legislature to adopt legislation recognizing a right to homeschool and establishing an appropriate set of regulations.

by Albert Mohler

March 7, 2008

Like a bolt from the blue, a California appeals court has ruled that the state's parents have no constitutional right to homeschool their own children.

In a flash, a child welfare case that no one had noticed has become a flash point of controversy in the nation. Will homeschooling be ruled illegal in California?

by Jeremy Zawodny

September 18, 2006

Believe it or not, this is a serious question. You see, not to long ago I read an article titled Deep Thinkers and came away amazed by how intelligent dolphins appear to be.

At the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies in Mississippi, Kelly the dolphin has built up quite a reputation. All the dolphins at the institute are trained to hold onto any litter that falls into their pools until they see a trainer, when they can trade the litter for fish. In this way, the dolphins help to keep their pools clean.

by Jim Brown

October 29, 2003

The first large-scale study of adults who were home-schooled as children has been released, and among other revelations, it debunks the notion that home schoolers become socially isolated.

The survey found that nearly 75% of adults who were home educated have gone on to take college courses, while only 46% of their peers who were not home schooled went on to study at the college level. Ray says home-schooled adults are, "at a higher rate than the national average, interested in continued formal education, college and so forth." And the researcher adds that home-schooled adults are also "very active in their local communities -- more so than the general population, and they appear to be very civically engaged -- again more so than the general population."

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by Matt Kieltyka

October 6, 2007

A new study released yesterday has debunked the myth that home-schooled children are anti-social, or get lower marks.

In fact, the opposite is true, according to Claudia Hepburn, who co- authored a Fraser Institute study called Home Schooling: From the Extreme to the Mainstream. The study says home-schooled children outperformed their public-system peers by as much as 55 per cent in some cases.

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by Jamie

January 30, 2013

A few weeks ago I read a letter called Please Don't Help My Kids. This excerpt resonated with me: "It is not my job ... to prevent my children from feeling frustration, fear, or discomfort."

Doing something the first time is a challenge. I have 2 young kids, and I watch them struggle with the most rudimentary things. Eventually they figure it out. Usually it comes with tears and pleading. But that's how they'll learn to do the next thing. That's how they'll get the confidence to take on the next challenge. That's how you level up.

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by Lee J. Colan

September 7, 2011

I used to think time was the most limited resource. It's so limited that you can't even save it for later.

But there's something even more limited than time. It's your attention. Attention is a subset of time, therefore it's more limited. How you spend your attention is more important than how you spend your time. Attention is about focus and careful, thoughtful consideration. Unlike time - which can be broken into convenient chunks of 15 minutes - attention doesn't divide quite so neatly or easily.

      

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