~ Amazing Insight from a High School Valedictorian ~

March 26, 2011

And this is from a public school valedictorian. Love her insight!

http://americaviaerica.blogspot.com/2010/07/coxsackie-athens-valedictorian-speech.html

Here is one of my favorite parts:

“And now here I am in a world guided by fear, a world suppressing the uniqueness that lies inside each of us, a world where we can either acquiesce to the inhuman nonsense of corporatism and materialism or insist on change. We are not enlivened by an educational system that clandestinely sets us up for jobs that could be automated, for work that need not be done, for enslavement without fervency for meaningful achievement. We have no choices in life when money is our motivational force. Our motivational force ought to be passion, but this is lost from the moment we step into a system that trains us, rather than inspires us.

“We are more than robotic bookshelves, conditioned to blurt out facts we were taught in school. We are all very special, every human on this planet is so special, so aren’t we all deserving of something better, of using our minds for innovation, rather than memorization, for creativity, rather than futile activity, for rumination rather than stagnation? We are not here to get a degree, to then get a job, so we can consume industry-approved placation after placation. There is more, and more still.”

And Erica has MUCH more to say than this excerpt! I hope you will take a moment and read this piece from the mind of a young rebel dressed in a cap and gown, inspiring her classmates to stop the madness that is the public school system. Or any school “system,” really.


~ Slight Change to Teleconference on Monday ~

March 26, 2011

I goofed. I’m sorry. I had two different topics listed on two different places for our upcoming teleconference Monday night at 7 PM Central Time. Here is the correct information, and I promise not to change it on you.

March 28th topic:

12 Strategies for College Board Exam Prep NOW!

While attaining high scores on College Board exams is not the goal of my self-teaching and mastery methodology of education, it is certainly an outgrowth of this type of learning. Why? How did I raise  perfect and nearly-perfect SAT scorers? Is there a method to it, or is it simply luck?

This will be an exciting call! Be on this call if you want tips for preparing  students of ANY AGE for the SAT/ACT. That’s right, there are things you can do TODAY with your young child, your elementary- or middle school-aged child, not to mention your high schooler, that will put him on the road to high test scores! When should these tests be taken? How can your student best prepare for the college entrance process? What steps should you take in determining the best college for your student?

I’ll answer all of the above questions for you, revealing all of my secrets and holding nothing back! I’ll also take YOUR live questions at the end of the call.

**Feel free to invite your friends to listen in. There is a limit of 250 people, so you may want to dial in at least 5 minutes EARLY to reserve your spot.**

For teleconference details and a link to get your downloadable worksheet for the call, go to http://tinyurl.com/March28thTeleconference.


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