Monthly Archives: April 2015

Observations and Opinions About Texas Charter Schools (II): Uneven Results

In Texas, charter schools were authorized in 1995 in an effort to improve student learning, increase options for students and families within the public school system, create professional opportunities that attract new teachers to the public school system, establish a … Continue reading

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Observations and Opinions on Texas Charter Schools: Introduction

Introduction This is a multi-part series that reports observations and shares opinions on Texas’s open-enrollment charter school system. The open-enrollment charter school system is a significant part of the national political scene as noted in an article in Forbes titled, … Continue reading

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I Cannot Drift Beyond His Love and Care (Whittier)

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The (North Texas) Sky That Was … Sunday, April 26, 2015

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“So This Is The Way It Unfolds [For The Elderly],” An Observation by Dr. Atul Gawande

Dr. Atul Gawande wrote Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End. It’s a  good read. A quote on pages 108 and 109 brings into perspective his observation of assisted living arrangements for the elderly: So this is the way it … Continue reading

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Stories (humorous) Growing Older (I)

A dear friend is taking care of his widowed, 88-year-old father. His father’s physical and mental health are slipping – not enough to incapacitate, but enough to noticeably affect what used to be normal. He has given me permission to … Continue reading

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God is Awake by Victor Hugo

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