Here is a terrible news story about a working-class Massachusetts community in which high school girls may have made a pact to get pregnant.
The girls, the “fathers” and the babies are about to have their lives ruined.
I know that educators can’t solve every social pathology in the world, but I can’t help think that a little more interaction with a caring adult might avert similar disasters.
Veteran educator Gary Stager, Ph.D. is the author of Twenty Things to Do with a Computer – Forward 50, co-author of Invent To Learn — Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom, publisher at Constructing Modern Knowledge Press, and the founder of the Constructing Modern Knowledge summer institute. He led professional development in the world’s first 1:1 laptop schools thirty years ago and designed one of the oldest online graduate school programs. Gary is also the curator of The Seymour Papert archives at DailyPapert.com. Learn more about Gary here.