There’s a blog I read,…

There's a blog I read, Confessions of a Community College Dean. And mostly he talks about his work, but occasionally his kids. A few days ago, he asked for help because his son was having trouble with subtraction, and almost forty people responded with a wealth of varied practical suggestions and sustained encouragement.

It made me so happy to see all these educators cheerfully chiming in to help his kid with the subtraction issue.

And then it made me sad -- if only we could do the same for every kid, that kind of individualized attention combined with flexibility of practice and thought.

My own kids are still small, 2 and 4, but I'm pretty confident that as the kids of two professors, if they run into educational stumbling blocks, we'll have access to a ton of help for them. Every kid should have the same.

What we could accomplish.

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