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Between Curiosity and Mandatory Schooling

by Jennie Siat Bev Our parents taught us early on that we needed to go to school so we could get a good job and live a decent life. In other words, education is the ticket which enables us to climb the social and economic ladder, despite our current class. Yet...

Publish Your Freelance Work Abroad

by Jennie S. Bev Publish Your Freelance Work AbroadParlay an international interest in your local viewpoint into a freelance gig [This article was previously published by Media Bistro (NYC) on June 4, 2008. It has been more than two years, so some details are no...

A well-rounded education

by Jennie S. Bev My nephews and niece go to international schools in Jakarta. They enjoy world-class education with a UK-standard curriculum. They are fortunate because more than 11.7 million Indonesian children have dropped out of school. However, does a world-class...

Productivity and the myth of laziness

by Jennie S. Bev Laziness is something we encounter every day, at home, at school and on the job site. We see lazy people of all ages, shapes, and colors everywhere. Some of them are obvious; others are not so obvious, from those who simply do nothing to those who...

An education in life

 by Jennie S. Bev  In Indonesia, I went to a top-tier high school in Jakarta and the best university in the nation. In the United States, I didn’t go to an Ivy League school, instead I went to a state university and a so-so private university. Still, I did...

America the undereducated?

 by Jennie S. Bev In a global world that will judge us on our intellect, the United States is falling behind. The Mountain House Branch Library allows every member to check out 50 items at a time. But according to Susan Jacoby, in her highly acclaimed book, The...

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