10 Words You Need To Stop Misspelling --- Ok, it's not like I could post something from The Oatmeal in my classroom. Not exactly appropriate for 7th-grade parents (the students would be fine, I'm sure). But this tip on A LOT is priceless!!! I am making a poster of just that.
The Rise of the Slacktivist -- and a blog post about the use of social media by non profit organizations. http://www.nonprofitmarketingblog.com/site/comments/what_are_nonprofits_doing_with_social_media_six_interesting_stats/
No doubt the worst recession since the Great Depression is responsible for the sky-rocketing numbers. However, I do wonder what was happening during the early Clinton years. I know he inherited a recession (thank you Reagan & Bush) but that's still pretty high for a healthy economy. I wonder if the TANF reform had something to do with it. Interesting.