Why Reading is Paramount for Children

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Why Reading is Paramount for Children by Neema Busolo Reading is a major skill that children everywhere should acquire from an early age. It is crucial that children learn how to read. Still, though it is an essential human development and life skill, it seems like perhaps fewer children enjoy reading than in times past. […]

Ruminations on Poverty & Education


Having traveled to countries where the median income for even college grads with Master’s Degrees is ~$10/day, it can’t be overstated how important it is for young people — especially those who are in western countries where incomes are dramatically higher and where millions of people immigrate to annually — to forsake a lot of […]

Don’t Worry About Anyone Else


As a student, it’s tempting to think about other students in your class: that one student who never studies and always gets Bs or the other student who seems to ace every class easily and simply.  You also might think about the most popular student who also gets great grades or the one who will […]

The Most Important Activity for Young People


The most important activity for young people is reading.  Hence, a young person should never be too busy to read and every summer should present an opportunity to read regularly — on top of doing all your class readings throughout school. Some of the most important statistics from the National Institute for Literacy, National Center […]