Each day about 18 women die from prescription painkiller overdoses in the United States. In a recent study released by the Center for Disease Control, prescription painkiller overdoses by women have increased by 400% in the last decade.
With cursive instruction already on the decline, a set of national goals for public schools do not require that students learn cursive. Some people think that makes sense, as keyboards now dominate communication and handwriting is arguably becoming obsolete. Should teachers let cursive fall by the wayside?
A century and a half ago today, the guns of Gettysburg fell eerily silent. The end of the bloodiest chapter in American history was over, the Confederate Army was on the run, and the end of slavery was a mere two years off.