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It was Monday morning. My youngest boy, Tommy, dragged himself down for breakfast. He was heading back to school after a nearly two-week blizzard break. Our conversation went something like this: Tommy: “Dad, is this March?” Me: “No, it’s still February.” Tommy: “I can’t wait until March.” Me: “Why?” Tommy: “Spring Break. And then it’ll be April, May, and then summer.” Even after being out of school for so long, he still… Read More

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Two weeks minus one day. 9 days. That’s how long most Oklahoma students have been out of school during this historic snow and cold. They won’t admit it, but I can tell my boys are getting tired of being home. I know I am. And my wife certainly is. While main roads are certainly drivable now, the neighborhoods and school parking lots aren’t. And that continues to be the problem. Buses can’t… Read More

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A new study caught my eye today.  It basically found that college students are learning next to nothing.  Say what?  The study of more than 2.300 undergrads found 45% show no significant improvement in the key measures of critical thinking, complex reasoning and writing by the end of their sophomore years. That hits home for me.  I have a sophomore in college, so I shot him a text right away, with a… Read More

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