Category Archives: Human Interest

The Dangers of Internet and Cell Phone Addiction

Here is a wake-up call for all of you out there that cannot seem to turn your cell phone off. Everywhere you turn, for example, at the grocery store, restaurants, walking along the sidewalk, airport terminals, you can witness the problem of cell phone connectivity.  Its impact on family life and personal mental wellness needs … Read more

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Tutoring and Jefferson’s daughter

I am reading “Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power” by Jon Meacham. It is a very interesting look into the man and the myth. I came upon an interesting passage as I read the book this morning. As was the practice of the wealthy of his time, Jefferson sought the assistance of tutors to educate … Read more

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Why not a high achieving school for the disadvantaged?

The achievement gap, long the most difficult nut to crack in the K-12 public education system, seems intractable. The reasons for this are many and varied, but at its core it boils down to multiple factors – socioeconomic status, level of parent education, extent of parental commitment and involvement in schools, underfunded schools, poorly functioning … Read more

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Remember the Titans

I had one of the most remarkable, interesting experiences of my teaching career today in my Sociology class at NVCC. Two of the original team members of the now infamous 1971 T.C. Williams High School football team, Petey Jones and Blue Stanton, came to my class to speak to my students about their recollections of … Read more

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