Kerry McDonald's Blog

Kerry McDonald's Blog

Is School Driving Kids Crazy (Literally)?

Is School Driving Kids Crazy (Literally)?

According to the CDC, the suicide rate among 10 to 14 year olds has doubled since 2007. 

Teacher Licensure Laws Are Keeping Some of America’s Top Educators Out of Schools

Lawmakers in some states find this reality to be problematic and are seeking to make changes. 

The Fidget Toy Craze: What's Really Driving It

Initially touted as a concentration tool for children with attention issues, these hand-held fidget toys are apparently becoming a big distraction.

Arizona Lawmaker Urges End to Compulsory Schooling

Arizona lawmaker Paul Mosley joins a growing number of citizens concerned about the rise in forced schooling and the decline in overall competence.

The Hidden Costs of Universal Preschool Programs

Universal preschool may seem like a positive benefit to parents, but it can limit early childcare choices for many families.

Education Used to Happen Outside of School

Schooling as a forced societal construct is a fairly recent phenomenon.

The Benefits of Delayed Schooling

Mounting evidence shows children benefit in various ways from delayed entry into school systems. 

Thomas Edison Would Have Been Given Adderall Today

Nancy Edison rejected schooling in favor of learning for Thomas Edison.