Thanks to social and technological changes, every generation
sees the world through fresh eyes. Suzanne Spencer Rendahl
examines the unique shifts her children are experiencing as members of
so-called Generation Z.
massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut,
sparked a national conversation about our current gun laws and
culture. Suzanne Spencer Rendahl reflected on
that debate from her own experience with guns in her rural New
Forty years ago this weekend, then National
Security Advisor Henry Kissinger and Vietnamese politburo member Le Duc Tho
signed the Paris Peace Accords, ending the Vietnam War. Suzanne Spencer Rendahl, a daughter of that war, reflects on its
legacy in her family’s struggle with post-traumatic stress disorder.
When Suzanne Spencer Rendahl
realized that Barack Obama, the first African-American President of the
United States, will be inaugurated for his second term on Martin Luther
King Day, she immediately thought of the civil rights leader’s ally,
President Lyndon Baines Johnson.
India and northern New England sit on opposite ends of the globe.
But Suzanne Spencer Rendahl has
discovered that students in both regions share a common classroom via
the internet, thanks to Silicon Valley-based Khan Academy.
With another school year underway, Suzanne Spencer Rendahl is considering the effects of Redshirting, or holding
kids back a year from starting kindergarten, a practice that has, in recent years, gained