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Hopefully you haven’t gotten the chance to taste jailhouse cuisine, but if you’re a product of the American school system, you probably have childhood memories of standing in line for grey mashed potatoes, half-thawed mystery meat, and slimy canned peaches. How do the trays measure up?

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INDIANAPOLIS – An east side charter school stands out from the rest with an emphasis on going green while guiding students into a future driven by technology.

You know just by looking at the building, the Paramount School of Excellence is something special. Once inside the main office, there is no doubt.

It took $4.5 million to convert what was once an old Mason Lodge to a state-of-the art charter school on the city’s near east side. Surrounded by a wind farm spread out over nine acres, the Paramount School offersinteractive white boards, Apple computers and an eco-room for students in kindergarten through eighth grade.

“Two of the main focuses here are on conservation and technology. The five wind turbines on the grounds here produce enough electricity to power all of the technology in the building,” said Tommy Reddicks, Paramount School director.

That includes AWESOME the robot.

AWESOME stands for Autonomous Working Smart Machine. All of the students get to see robots on a regular basis, they see them in the classroom and there’s a curriculum built around them,” said Reddicks.

In the eco-room its all about respecting the environment.

“I learn to not litter and recycle,” said Zenia Palmer, student.

Classroom work has become more comfortable.

“This is the fourth grade classroom. We’ve tried to bring the concept of home to school, so we have easy chairsinstead of desks,” said Reddicks.

School leaders and teachers believe the breakthrough approach here goes well beyond the basics of elementary school education, putting students on the right track to pursuing their future while protecting the environment.

By Bruce Kopp – bio

The idea of Learning Disabilities, and therefore also of ADHD, has become such an established “scientific fact,” that many people may raise a skeptical eyebrow when they see or hear this title. One should never lose sight of the fact, however, that science is practiced by human beings , and human beings are prone to err. However, when we consider the destruction and devastation, that notions like “Learning Disabilities” and “Attention Deficit Disorder” have over the past few decades brought to children throughout the whole world, I think it is high time that, for the sake of our children, we start thinking again and stop acting like lemmings.  Read More <<<

Check out this thorough and informative article (with video) written by Dimitri Snowden.  It’s time we start recognizing and accepting the truth:  there is nothing “authentically” wrong with our children…