DEAR ABBY: I have been friends with a guy, “Derrick,” since high school. He recently confided that for the last few years of his marriage he has been involved in an on-again, off-again affair. He also told me that for most of his marriage his wife has been putting him down, blaming him for all their problems, constantly accusing him of cheating (they have been married far longer than the affair has been going on) and not letting him see his friends. Abby, I have witnessed some of her behavior myself, and it explains why he seemed to drop off the earth after he signed his marriage certificate. I don’t know how to help him. He has tried to get his wife to agree to marriage counseling, but she refuses. He has young children, and he’s afraid that if he tries to divorce her, she’ll make sure he never sees them again. She has spent years wearing him down and won. He’s no longer the outgoing, happy person I used to know. He was always ready to help anyone … [Read more...] about Dear Abby: How can I save my friend from his terrible marriage?
How can schools save money
There’s a lot of talk these days about raising state and Chicago taxes to deal with looming budget holes. And there’s talk about whether to elect a school board in Chicago, while the rest of us should have just voted to elect school board members all around the rest of the state. Schools generally make up two-thirds of the property tax bills most of us dread paying. Why hasn’t there been more talk about how we might save money, cut costs or operate more efficiently, especially when it comes to schools? OPINION As Illinois loses population and, therefore, taxpayers, a new analysis by the Metropolitan Planning Council drives home why we absolutely need to be focused on creative ways to save tax dollars and funnel more of it into the classroom on quality services for our children. Illinois spent twice as much as the national average on administrative costs in 2016, or $544 per pupil. New York spent $349 per student and California, which has three times as many students, … [Read more...] about Some creative ways to save money in Illinois public schools
Educators say people without college degrees, including high schoolers, are teaching in Pre-K through fifth grade classes at the Community Leadership Academy, a publicly funded charter school in Commerce City. At the Golden View Classical Academy, in Golden, students are learning that real marriages are just between men and women, and that condoms are ineffective in preventing sexually transmitted diseases. Though these educational practices seem to defy Colorado law, charter schools have found a legal workaround, and many Democratic and Republican lawmakers are looking the other way. After all, charters have been the darlings of education reformers from both parties for more than 20 years. In 1993, Colorado’s first two charter schools enrolled just 187 students. Now 226 charter schools educate more than 108,000 students statewide, making up roughly 12 percent of the total K-12 public school enrollment. Though hundreds of laws govern public schools, many of those rules … [Read more...] about How charter schools are dodging Colorado laws
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Jennifer Jolly Special for USA TODAY Published 5:23 p.m. UTC Aug 16, 2018 Back to school season can be just as stressful for parents as it is for some students. While new technology might be to blame for some of the stress — like kids playing Fortnite when they should be doing homework — it can also provide fantastic fixes for some of our biggest daily dilemmas. Case in point: I asked more than 1,000 parents on Facebook for their best back to school tech-life hacks. Here's what they said. Buy new tech for less Many of the most desirable tech gadgets on the market come with a $1,000 (or more) price tag. But there are a handful of sites that deliver the biggest and best discounts right to your eyeballs, with very little work on your part. One mom said she used DealNews to find the $124 8-inch Huawei MediaPad T3 tablet on sale at Amazon, a purchase made because her son needed a basic device to read and do research. Go old-school to save money on kids' phones … [Read more...] about I asked 1,000 parents for their best hacks to save money and reduce stress for back to school. Here’s what they said