Creating a Peaceful Place

[Moore, T. 2003. Creating a Peaceful Place. In Children and Families, 17 (Winter): 12, Alexandria, VA: NHSA] Every time we read the newspaper, watch television, or listen to the radio, we are reminded that the world is unsettled right now. Children are also aware of...

Graduates, Teachers, and Parents: Well Done!

[Thomas Moore, “Graduates, teachers and parents: Well done!” Charlotte Observer (06/10/03): 11A] Congratulations, class of 2003! By that I mean teachers, students, and parents. Learners of all ages. You. I celebrate your achievements. You have strengths...

Head Start Successful without State Control

[Thomas Moore, “Head Start successful without state control” Charlotte Observer (05/13/03): 11A] Many Charlotteans reacted strongly when the city announced its plan to cut funding for after-school programs. But few people know about the serious threat to a...

It Can Be Difficult to Really See Other People

It Can Be Difficult to Really See Other People. It’s Easy for a Person You Don’t Know to Become the Frightening Stranger [Thomas Moore, “It can be difficult to really see other people” Charlotte Observer (04/08/03): 13A] Did you know that North Carolina...

Tough Times Call for a Song

Singing Together Helps Us Build a Stronger Sense of Community [Thomas Moore, “Tough times call for a song” Charlotte Observer (03/11/03): 9A] We need to sing more. “What?” I hear you thinking. “Does this guy know the economy stinks and...

Poor Parents Find School Intimidating

[Thomas Moore, “Poor parents find school intimidating” Charlotte Observer (02/11/03): 11A] It’s a myth that these families don’t care about education. A few weeks ago, I drove to Gastonia for the funeral of my preschool teacher, Mytle Hoffman. Mrs. Hoffman...