The MODERN American Frugal Housewife

I have written a short book that may be of interest to you guys. It’s called “The MODERN American Frugal Housewife“. If you don’t have a Kindle, it is available in several other formats.

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Schools cheating on standardized tests

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/11/education/11cheat.html?pagewanted=1&partner=rss&emc=rss What can be done to stop the desire to cheat? Schools who do better on standardized tests receive more money, which is silly; but we can’t give money to the schools who do worst on standardized tests, because then schools will fail on purpose. If we do away with standardized tests completely, there is [...]

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PDFs still suck on Kindle.

I got tired of waiting for the 2.5 update, and updated my Kindle myself. Sadly, the pdf zoom is not an increase in font size as it is for other formats; it is literally a zoom. That means that once you zoom in, you have to move sideways to see a whole line of text, [...]

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Home-schooled 13-year-old denied entry to college because of her age

http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2010/05/30/Denied-college-because-of-age-shes-13/UPI-22951275253263/ I think limiting school by age instead of intelligence is silly. I think it’s silly to not let a child into kindergarten until they are 5 because “they’ll be smaller than all the other kids”. I think it’s silly that when I was finished with highschool at 15, they refused to let me graduate [...]

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