Enough Is Enough: Why I Withdrew My Daughter From Public School

Since moving to the south from the northeast, there have been many aspects of public education that have taken me by surprise over the past few years—both as a parent and as a teacher. The long school day (7 ½ hours), the low teacher pay (47 or 48th in the country), and the limited teacher education programs in my region (2 colleges, one public, one private) have all been disconcerting to me as a new North Carolina resident. But my single biggest issue that seems to keep getting worse is testing. ...more
This is our first year homeschooling and before I had kids I never would have guessed that we ...more

OraQuick: Would You Trust an At-Home HIV Test?

It's time-consuming and annoying to get an HIV test. You either have to take the time to go to your family doctor or a clinic -- and, of course, it can be embarrassing. Enter the OraQuick at-home HIV testing kit. It only takes about 20 minutes to get results. How it works, though, might be confusing....more
@Sista Pastah That's a very good point. I hadn't thought of that. No one should go through ...more