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Food Security Begins with a Mindset

Few of us stop to think about food security (access to enough safe, nutritious food to live a healthy life) as the driving force behind a thriving economy.  Yet leaders throughout history have recognized that food shortages spell disaster for any nation.  In today’s rapidly expanding global population, food security is key to prosperity.  This is why nations invest in ...

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Helping Student Athletes Go, Fight, and Win

As fall sports place physical demands on student athletes and their families, it is worth thinking twice about how we replenish lost nutrients. We feed our athletes and our soccer moms and dads far too much fast food as we rush around getting them to games and practices. Then, we send them to the courts and fields where we put ...

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Public Education Will Succeed When We Stop Forcing Horses to Drink

Every Horse Lover Knows You Can Bring a Horse to Water, but You Can’t Make Him Drink. Horses will drink when they are thirsty, and students will learn when they have need of knowledge. Public Education is Built on the False Premise that We Can Make Unwilling Students Learn. In 1992, I left public education convinced the system was too ...

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