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Education

Comics of the Past: Appreciated on Many Levels

Forty or fifty years ago, parents either tolerated their children reading comic books or outright discouraged it because they "took up time that could be... continue »

Comics Reclaimed for Kids by Kids and Educators

Comics used to be for kids, and nobody really approved of them. Whether the comics were about Archie, Richie Rich, or Batman, no one felt... continue »

How Are Children Exposed to the News?

If a well-informed citizenry is vital to any democracy, how do we become informed? A recently completed study by the Pew Center for Research about... continue »

Pools and Politics

Last week I wrote about baseball catcher Roy Campanella. Reading his autobiography sent me in search of who, what, when, where, and why about the... continue »

A Moment in Time: Education for Southern Blacks, 1940

Learning a little sometimes reveals a lot. Tuesday night I attended a screening of a recently discovered film from 1940 that was thought to have... continue »