Push absolutely sucked me in from the first sentence. The way that Precious just lays everything out there right from the beginning was enthralling and horrifying at the same time; I couldn’t even begin to fathom the anguish that the character had gone through before the point where the book picks up.
This book fascinated and horrified me in pretty well equal measure.
I was always curious about homeschooling when I was younger, and now that I’m getting older and starting to think about the education options for my (future, theoretical) children, I find that it’s on the table again. Plus, you know, I’m a teacher – so pretty much anything to do with education tickles my fancy if it looks even remotely interesting.
School shootings – and other forms of school violence – are hot topics these days, particularly in Canada and, to a greater extent, the United States. Everyone wants to know why and how these things happen, and what makes these kids do such horrible things. Quite often, though, these ponderings are merely answered by sensationalist media, and most of us are never exposed to them in any calm, logical, or exploratory ways.
This picture is from The Independent‘s article: Afghanistan’s women defy militants to learn to read. Ehsanullah Ehsan has devoted his…