Until about 1980, America’s public schoolteachers were iconic everyday heroes painted with a kind of Norman Rockwell patina—generally respected because they helped most kids learn to read, write and successfully join society. Such teachers made possible at least the idea of a vibrant democracy.
Since then, what a turnaround: We’re now told, relentlessly, that bad-apple schoolteachers have wrecked K-12 education; that their unions…Continue
Added by Dowser on March 13, 2014 at 1:37pm — No Comments
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Three people I know and admire are getting the recognition they deserve this week and I want to take a moment to celebrate their achievements on how-matters.org.
1) Mulugeta Gebru, founder of Jerusalem Children and Community Development…Continue
Added by Jennifer Lentfer on September 14, 2012 at 8:00am — No Comments
Below are some other posts featuring local champions on…Continue
Added by Jennifer Lentfer on April 16, 2012 at 6:00am — No Comments
If we wait until one side trusts the other side, or we wait until both sides trust each other. Peace, security and justice will not come about and trust will never develop and grow between the two people in the Holy Land. Only went you fly a helicopter along the Green Line. You can not see a difference between the East side and Western side of the Green Line will there be trust between the two people. There is no question without an infusion of a…Continue
Added by David Crier on January 19, 2012 at 1:39am — No Comments
Dear all members,
I developed the idea of approaching and spreading peace and all its elements from the other way round-from the grass root to the top.
Creating awareness in our societies about the values of peace and conflict-free environment is key to growth and development.
I strongly believe that if sensitize, train and build the capacity of the societies, may be we will achieve our goal-a global peaceful village.
Remember, in Africa most…Continue
Added by James Mawanda on November 4, 2011 at 6:23am — No Comments
Lund, Sweden, March 15, 2011
I am very happy to tell you that we have received a lot of positive responses to TFF's idea of a new type of pro-peace platform - "Imagine A Better World".
Our board has deliberated quite a lot on how best to utilise all the energy and all the suggestions and ideas people put in this idea. We want to make this highly participative even before it exists - to have YOU shape it and discuss with…Continue
I am rallying Liberians and friends of good will in Liberia and the Diasporas to partnership with me in an initiative and support efforts towards the establishment of a court for the prosecution of allege Liberian war…Continue