Posts Tagged family

Without Strong Communities, Schools Will Fail

Published by — Chaotic families can wreck their kids’ lives despite a school’s best efforts.  So what can rescue the family? In the world of school reform, there are two ways of thinking about kids’ families and backgrounds.  A 2013 movie called In The Hive shows why we need a third. Approach #1: Focus all […]

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Christmas Is About Belonging to the ‘We of Me’

Published by — Sadly, in our fragmented society, adults often find families optional.  Not the kids. In one of my favorite plays, Carson McCullers’ Member of the Wedding, 12-year-old Frankie is frantic with loneliness.  She calls herself “unjoined.”  Her mother died in her childbirth; her father has little attention for her.  She craves membership […]

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