If you are going to read one book on parenting this year, make it The Collapse of Parenting by Leonard Sax.
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Is a great artist made or taught? If taught, by whom? In what way?
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In Harnessing America’s Wasted Talent: A New Ecology of Learning, Peter Smith advances the provocative proposition that the real problem is not enough jobs, but insufficient skilled worker