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Richard Close
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Why is academic curriculum still disconnected from the real needs of our communities?

Started Dec 14, 2012 0 Replies

How come we are not educating youth to create jobs rather than turn them out to find ones that may not out there? Why have youth working part time in a trade by the age of 14 and 80 % by the time…Continue

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Looking for Ning alternatives

Started Apr 28, 2010 0 Replies

I am a Ning Creator with seven Nings. Some are these are for poor African and US Homeless shelters.They just can not pay for this service and I need to port them over.I am exploring some of my…Continue

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