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Monthly Archives: May 2012
Why We Do What We Do
In America, about four million children are born each year. Of those children, one million a year who enter the 8th grade will not graduate with their peers. 5 children a day will die from child abuse and, on average, … Continue reading
A Day of Remembering
Memorial Day. In the mountains where I grew up, this day was referred to as “decoration day.” The burial places of family and friends were visited and flowers usually placed on the graves. Those who had worn the uniform of … Continue reading
Op-ed in Raleigh News & Observer: Talking about early childhood education in North Carolina
Talking about early childhood education in North Carolina
Olson Huff —
Zero. Out of more than 1,000 questions asked during 20 primary presidential debates there was not one on an issue that military leaders have called a matter of urgent national security, economists have called critical to America’s competitive future, law enforcement officials have called a key tool in reducing crime and educators have called vital to academic success. The issue – early childhood education.
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Welcome to my world of reflections and insights
Welcome to my world of reflections and insights on the state of children’s health and the many factors that surround the future of their hopes, their dreams and their impact on the world they will direct.