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School Gardeners Strike Back - The Atlantic Food Channel
"That's a measured defense of school gardens, and a measured refutation of Flanagan's fairly indefensible argument, which is in its way as elitist and dismissive as she calls Waters. School gardens might not have been proven, yet, to make students get higher scores. But they will make students lead richer lives—and likely better-educated ones too."
alicewaters  caitlinflanagan  gardens  gardening  edibleschoolyard  controversy  schools  politics  food  berkeley 
january 2010 by robertogreco
Alice Waters–Edible Schoolyard Takedown in the 'Atlantic Monthly': Wrong, Wrong, Wrong | Serious Eats
Reacting to Caitline Flanagan's article in the Atlantic: "Nothing I've read has disgusted me this much since... well, Cleaving. Inflammatory race-baiting rhetoric aside, my first issue (and there are many) is that her point of departure seems to be the idea that the single purpose of schooling is to equip students to pass state-imposed milestones; to quote, "doing well on the state tests" and "passing Algebra I."
edibleschoolyard  alicewaters  education  learning  schools  unschooling  deschooling  progressive  caitlinflanagan  gardening  class  race  urbangardening  teaching  schooling  food  edlevin  seriouseats  lcproject  rote  rotelearning 
january 2010 by robertogreco
Powell's Books - Review-a-Day - Generation Myspace: Helping Your Teen Survive Online Adolescence by Candice M Kelsey, reviewed by The Atlantic Monthly
"Kelsey describes an experiment she conducts each year in which kids are asked not to log on for an entire week. Many of them can't hack it, but the ones who do often find themselves happier and calmer."
caitlinflanagan  myspace  teens  youth  books  online  internet  safety  socialsoftware  socialnetworks  society  parenting 
june 2007 by robertogreco

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