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5 Ways Eau Claire Is (And Isn’t) Developing

It's also given license for many folks on the Left to make blatantly prejudicial comments about white folks, particularly "deplorable" white people, which is code for "lower income white people." In my lifetime, I never witnessed a campaign that looked down upon working class white people more than Hillary''s campaign through her surrogates and supporters. As a Democrat, it's just stunning to me - the rise of an effete, urban class of people with dare I say "privilege" - mocking and looking down upon working people, though their rhetoric will make it seem that they support those folks. People aren't as dumb as they think and they picked up on that, which is why the Dems will probably lose again. They lost that connection to common people and the last two years with the Russia nonsense and the rise of identitarianism has crystallized that perception.

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Little Red School, Big Dreams: Local parents pursue project-based charter middle school at Eau Claire’s Little Red School

There is plenty of data out there reflecting the fact that "project-based learning" is one of the less effective methods of boosting student achievement. PBL was all the rage 10-15 years ago. Education has moved on to new fads. This is not to say that projects are inappropriate for the classroom. However, they certainly should not be the basis of a school's curriculum. You cannot apply something unless you first understand. You cannot "critically think" about something unless you have first built a framework of knowledge. The unfortunate thing, which is also well-documented by neuroscience and cognitive psychology, is that the much maligned "rote learning" of facts and learning is the way in which students build knowledge so that they may apply it afterwards.

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Willing to Collaborate

Collaboration is important to millennials. Milliennials value collaboration. Share space. It expands the creativity. Sharing is good. Creativity is good. All for one and one for all. Find your passion. Find your passion amongst others. Shared spaces, safe spaces. Feeling safe is good.