Tuesday, November 08, 2016

North Carolina's latest charter school is a computer.

One of the reasons children attend school is to meet other children their own age and ability. Now, children are going to be turned into an absent identity of 'the other.' 

This type of education promotes isolation and not responsible citizenship.

This is a failure in government.

North Carolina Virtual Academy (NCVA), (click here) an online public charter school authorized by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, will work in partnership with you to awaken the joy of learning in your child.
The result can be greater academic success, confidence, and independence, both in school and beyond.
North Carolina Virtual Academy gives North 
Carolina children in grades K–11 the chance to learn in the ways that are right for them with:
  • The award-winning curriculum from K12, the leading online K–12 curriculum provider and a CITA-accredited company
  • A high-quality, tuition-free public education
  • An individualized approach to learning
  • Instruction from North Carolina-certified teachers
  • An active, supportive school community
  • Social and extracurricular activities

Mining the Grand Canyon is out of the question. It is a precious national park.

The Grand Canyon needs to be protected. Please sign the petition to keep the this national treasure protected from exploitation.
Thank you.
Ranging (click here) from desert grasslands to lush, coniferous forest, the proposed Grand Canyon watershed encompasses a wild, rugged array of towering cliffs, deeply incised tributary canyons, and numerous springs that flow into Grand Canyon National Park's Colorado River. 
Proposed uranium mining, logging, and other human activity threatens the Grand Canyon watershed. Naming it as a national monument would protect this unique American icon for generations to enjoy.
Do you think that President Obama should protect this watershed by naming the Greater Grand Canyon Heritage National Monument?