Earlier this summer, I saw that an editor at Catapult, Morgan Jerkins, was looking for stories about education. I dashed off a quick note, saying that I'd been chewing on an idea for an essay about the tension between conditioning my 5yo daughter for public school at the same time I'm trying to let go … Continue reading The pain of conditioning my daughter for public school
I believe that everyone has a primary innate gift, and that with enough cultivation, that innate gift -- writing, singing, playing soccer, healing people, designing buildings, etcetera -- can turn into a superpower.
My friend Paul Myette, a teacher and writer, responds to my recent post about an Artist's Tax. "To me, the issue is less a tax on artists than it is a tax on things that confound capitalism -- a tax against that which cannot easily be measured," he writes.
We need to teach kids how to figure out what they want in life, and then, how to make it happen...