The Preschool Rat Race

The rat race of preschool applications to get the “best school” must be nothing short of exhausting. Observing a two year old’s parents resorting to résumés and other slick tricks portraying their little ones as evolving Einsteins stresses me out.  The absurdity of … Continue reading

Compulsory Attendance Age Bill is Sailing Through Senate

The Illinois Senate Education Committee approved the compulsory attendance bill Wednesday afternoon.  It was an 8-5 vote and the discussion was disappointing, at best. The Illinois Senate passed through the Second Reading of SB 1307 soon after convening yesterday afternoon. … Continue reading

The Struggle for Little Ones

ht to That Mom The Heartbreaking Point My family's struggle to resist the winds of educational change. “I think that’s what school is for. It’s for sitting and learning,” another mother told me with a confident nod, the powerful lobby … Continue reading