Navigating Your Kids

Experiences and perspective on the School Years

November 2, 2014
by Frances
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Politics and College Football—It’s All the Same

“Why to you keep watching all that stuff?  You know it doesn’t make any difference!  It’s  almost time for the game.” my husband  remarked one Saturday as I was watching a political debate on television.  This observation comes after spending … Continue reading

May 10, 2014
by Frances
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The Role of Athletics: Part 3

I recently read an eye-opening book, Paying for the Party by Elizabeth Armstrong.  The author followed a group of female students through a major state university and followed the trajectory into their lives after college.  The subtle, horrifying finding from … Continue reading

May 1, 2014
by Frances
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The Role of Athletics : Part 1

A few weeks ago there was a court ruling from the National Labor Relations Board in Chicago, granting college athletes the right to form unions.   The argument presented was that, based on the hours spent and other restrictions placed, … Continue reading