Adapting to Our World: will an online degree plus experience and skills be greater than a traditional college degree?

Some thoughts and opinions based on the Webucator.com blog To College or Not to College – the Million Dollar Question, written by Dave Dunn

In the 1990’s, MBA’s were all the rage, costing upwards of $100,000 in promise of guaranteed job placement and higher earnings. Fast forward 15 years and those who invested likely made no significant gain up the corporate ladder, nor are financially more well off than a well experience bachelor degree-earning employee. Why? Corporations are looking for real-life experience and skill, not something learned in a lecture hall based on theory. Yes, theory is a good basis, but it is not practical application.

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Should Schools Ban Homework?

Huh? Ban homework? When I first read Should Schools Ban Homework? in the CNN Opinion section I thought, with the current state of our educations system, the idea of no homework is absurd, but change is needed… Continue reading

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Stay at Home Dad Research Study: New 2014 Survey

Hello fellow SAHDs!

Dr. Beth A. Latshaw and Ms. Stephanie I. Hale of Widener University need our help in conducting a study on stay-at-home dads and full-time fathers well-being.  This is a very important project that will modernize and update data on dads across the country!

They are currently recruiting participants to complete an anonymous, online
survey about your experiences as a parent.

Take the survey by clicking on the link below or read on for more detailed information. Survey ends September 22, 2014.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/SAHD_Well-Being_Study  

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Marketers Are (finally) Realistically Identifying With the Modern Dad

Two million. That’s 2,000,000! The number of stay at home dads in the U.S.* That is a pretty hefty number for advertisers to leave out of their marketing strategy – or worse yet, belittle or make fun of over two million dads in their ad campaigns! …but not anymore! Continue reading

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Part 2: Closing the Resume Gap – back to work (sort of)

I just reposted a blog entry I wrote a little over a year ago with some concerns and questions about being a stay-at-home parent and whether or not to go back to work. My son is now starting 2nd grade and is becoming more self sufficient, leaving me some free time to start closing my resume gap. Continue reading

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