Education

IFZ needs YOU!

Go Fund Me campaign

I really hate to ask but, our Angel investor has had to pull further funding of the IFZ website... Obviously this news coming so unexpectedly has got me scrambling to save our ‘home’. This puts us in a precarious position, not only for completing Phase Two which would make the site ‘mobile friendly’, but also for the list of improvements we have planned and in fact for maintaining the site all together. Costs associated with making sure we can continue to preserve a space where “” include the multiple domain names, hosting, licensing fees for the many ‘plug-ins’...
From cadet to hippie

NYMA

Charter Schools and Dirty Crooks

School Daze

From cadet to hippie

NYMA

In 1966 my mom was having problems with my asshole step-dad. She decided that I needed some positive male influence and spoke to my father who had his own concerns about my being brainwashed by parochial school into wanting to...
Charter Schools and Dirty Crooks

School Daze

Remember that old limerick that went, “No more pencils! No more books! No more teachers’ dirty looks!”? I sure do – it’s a traditional rhyme I learned when I was in first grade. And in my memories, I can still...
When CDF Freedom Schools Came to Our Town

One Little Girl’s Harambee Summer

This past summer, my daughter registered my seven year old granddaughter for the Children’s Defense Fund Freedom Schools program. The six week course was held in the elementary school building of our small town – a town where the population...
IFZ needs YOU!

Go Fund Me campaign

I really hate to ask but, our Angel investor has had to pull further funding of the IFZ website... Obviously this news coming so unexpectedly has got me scrambling to save our ‘home’. This puts us in a precarious...
When disagreement turns into censorship

The free speech crisis in universities: the case of Christina Hoff Sommers

Recently I have been reading about speakers who are being censored in universities in the US, Canada and the UK by students who are deeply offended by their points of view. In some instances, offended students attempt to no-platform a speaker,...

Drama Bomb

Borderlines are called Borderlines because they are on the edge of being called psychotic. Everyone has had that one (or two) people in their lives that constantly make up drama around them and then act like they hate drama. Why...
Get published

Interested?

Are you a Writer? Cartoonist? Illustrator? Photographer? Videographer? Animator? Film or Book reviewer? Or are you ready to be??? Then we have something to talk with about... Would you be interested in publishing you original work on the...
Inspiring us to reach our goals, known and unknown.

Teachers, Mentors, Educators

You never know who you will affect. Recently I was reading an interview of Khaled Hosseini, author of The Kite Runner, on the website, ‘Achievement Academy’ and I read this sentence: “I had really good teachers in high school. Probably...
Writing is hard. Getting started is always painful.

What Instructors are Looking For in College Writing

Whether we are outlining a scholarly book or article, an opinion piece or a personal story, all our writing is pulled out of our guts. That's why writing is hard. Getting started is always painful: the self-confrontation under a single...
Braille Institute

RICHARD YBARRA BRINGS VISION TO THE BRAILLE INSTITUTE

  A few years ago, when Richard Ybarra was undergoing the extensive interview process that eventually would result in his being appointed as Executive Director of the San Diego Braille Institute, he was beset with a bit of anxiety. The...
student loan problems

Students Need Help from Us All

Perhaps you are a student or perhaps your child is a student. It has probably not escaped you that college tuition is expensive and many students have large student loans to pay back. According to Mark Kantrowitz of Edvisors, “the...
School, education

HORSE-DRAWN EDUCATION

Transportation is the movement of people or things from one point to another. Animal power in transportation was replaced by machine power. Education is the transfer of information to people. Although we seem not fully aware of it as yet,...