December 11, 2017 is the work of M. J. Maddox, PhD. The content is for parents, teachers, and mature students.

Dr. Maddox writes about School Reform at the online magazine Bellaonline.


The Term Paper Business

A college student who has to buy a term paper doesn’t belong in college. […]

Handwriting is NOT Irrelevant

Learning to form the letters of the alphabet with one’s own hands is the foundation of literacy. […]

It DOES Matter What They Read

More times than I care to remember, I’ve heard teachers tell parents

It doesn’t matter what they read, as long as they are reading.

It does matter. With human beings, as with computers, garbage in=garbage out. Reading provides food for the mind. If children read nothing but limited vocabulary books about sports and media celebrities, […]