Tuesday, September 20, 2011

President Obama Winning Re-election



To Steve Chapman:

President Obama winning re-election is about as likely as someone being elected President of the United States with the name Hussein.

Marc Sims
Chicago

Why Obama should withdraw
September 18, 2011|By Steve Chapman | Tribune columnist

Thursday, September 15, 2011

What Matters In Parenting


Useful hints about what matters in parenting.

If you are smart, hard-working, well educated, well paid and married to someone equally fortunate, then your children are more likely to succeed.

Nor does it hurt, in all likelihood, to be honest, thoughtful, loving, and curious
about the world.

It isn't a matter of what you do as a parent; it's who you are.

Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner
Freakonomics

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Improve The Parents


Do the public schools in low income neighborhoods need to improve the parents in order to improve the schools?

Marc Sims

marcsimschicago@gmail.com


PS


But there still are useful hints here about what matters in parenting.

"If you are smart, hard-working, well educated, well paid and married to someone equally fortunate, then your children are more likely to succeed," write Levitt and Dubner. "(Nor does it hurt, in all likelihood, to be honest, thoughtful, loving, and curious about the world.)

But it isn't a matter of what you do as a parent; it's who you are."

There is more at www.freakonomics.com, and at Ned Potter's blog: http://abcnews.blogs.com/scienceandsociety/