The Key to Education

The Key to Education

Originally published in the Ann Arbor News, Bay City Times, Flint Journal, Grand Rapids Press, Jackson Citizen Patriot, Kalamazoo Gazette, Muskegon Chronicle, Saginaw News
August 17, 2014

Yeah, I know — jumping the gun a bit on the “back to school” theme. But I figured this would give us parents a reminder to allow ourselves to focus on the kids before summer is over.


  1. Kris said,

    August 19, 2014 @ 9:29 am

    So your saying this is all on me and my spouse? Sigh. I already knew that and am trying to ramp up my energy again for what promises to be a challenging year. There is a bilingual (French) Montessori school opening in my town for toddlers through pre-school. Right on the lake, cute little uniforms, and the draw of learning another language at the right age for it. Thank God I didn’t have this option to consider way back when they were little! I know now that Montessori isn’t the best philosophy for my ‘unique’ children but I would have invested a lot of time and energy researching this. Now it just looks a little too precious to me 🙂

  2. Jim Wildgen said,

    August 19, 2014 @ 11:27 am

    So, so happy we are done with all of this. Now we get to crab about school tax millages, tax hikes, bonds, etc. 😮

  3. John said,

    August 19, 2014 @ 2:11 pm

    Kris — The older I get, the greater my appreciation for lack of choices. I mean, some choice is good. Endless choice is debilitating. And, oui, a French Montessori school — that begins to sound like the path to endless choice.

    Jim — except of course for those millages for Senior Citizen services. Pretty soon, those will be an easy “yes”!

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