The New Domesticity: Led by Literature

Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears; I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him. The words drummed in my brain as I worked on committing Marc Antony’s speech to memory. Notecards placed around our home prompted me: “Friends, Romans, countrymen…” My fellow classmates had all chosen various passages from the works of Shakespeare,… Read More

Dear Teacher

“Dear Teacher” is a monthly education column written by experienced educators and parents. Finding a Time to Talk to Teachers Question: Both my husband and I work long, long hours at jobs where we can never get away for conferences with our children’s teachers. Do you have any suggestions about ways that we can talk… Read More