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Only 5 more months to go to the Roaring Twenties. And to the full total start of the Knowledge Society, the end of our story. Here’s the top NineShift stories for July 2019. #4 What’s Your Moon Shot? The End... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2019 at Nine Shift
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Peacefully but forcefully, millennials took down the government of Puerto Rico this month. Puerto Rico is part of the U.S. Of NineShift’s two millennial friends on the island, one protested for the first time, reporting to us: “I would dare... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2019 at Nine Shift
A McKinsey report this month noted the trend of people moving and crowding into as few as 25 big cities in the country. Reasonably priced housing is now scarce, creating an urban crisis. NineShift has predicted the solution. Here it... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2019 at Nine Shift
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We predicted young people would take on one more big battle before 2020, and here it is: saving the planet. Saving the planet clearly the top story this month. The leader to save the planet is Greta Thunberg, a 16... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2019 at Nine Shift
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Only six more months to go and society will have been transformed from the Industrial Age to the Knowledge Society. Here’s the Top 5 stories for June 2019. #5 Humans Replace Computers It became clear this month that most of... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2019 at Nine Shift
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Banks, governments and companies are now calculating in dollars the cost of various responses to climate change. For example, if you live in a city on or near the ocean, and your town has fewer than 25,000 residents, the latest... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2019 at Nine Shift
The boys have been depressed for over two decades, with 100,000 of them dying of despair this year, about the same as died in WWI. The girls are now depressed too, schools discovered this month. We have a young woman... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2019 at Nine Shift
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He was a U.S. Senator 100 years ago, and was later named the greatest U.S. Senator in history. Bernie Sanders resembles him today. He was Robert M. La Follette, Republican, from Wisconsin. He fought for things we take for granted,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2019 at Nine Shift
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Last week was the clincher: progressives have transformed America for the rest of the century. The New York state legislature joined California and Europe in leading us in creating the societal infrastructure for this century. Last week the New Yorkers... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2019 at Nine Shift
P.S. Last month's story on Minneapolis eliminating single family zoning was covered this month with a front page story in NYTimes. The story reported on a number of cities and the implications nationwide for housing in this century. Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2019 at Nine Shift
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Only 7 more months til our story ends. The transformation of work and society from the Industrial Age to the Knowledge Age will be complete by 2020. The NineShift “Grand Finale” will be held Thursday, Nov 21, in San Diego... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2019 at Nine Shift
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Your children may not be able to live in a single family home 20 years from now. That’s because multiple residence zoning lessens inequality, helps renters, creates more dense communities, promotes light rail, is better for the environment, and more.... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2019 at Nine Shift
#1 EVERYONE'S BEING BITCHY WITH YOU. You are trying to hold your organization together, plus learn the latest new software. People are retiring and leaving you with more to do, not even thanking you for continuing to contribute to their... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2019 at Nine Shift
Other May news: *The year 2019 continues to look and feel just like 1919, dull, full of strife, inequality, and just plain awful to experience on a societal level. *Brexit hit a new low, and the parallels with the U.S.... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2019 at Nine Shift
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The countdown to the end of our story continues. Only 8 more months until society has fully moved from the Industrial Age of the last century to the Knowledge Age of the 21st Century. 1.Trains and Environment Movements Converge. Greta... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2019 at Nine Shift
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Tip/Wk. Don't let your boy's teacher mistreat him. Speak with her/him immediately. On the second or third report from your boy, take action. A study shows that of the 55% of students who report emotional abuse at school, some 75% are boys. And the leading predator? Teachers. Here's the reference... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2019 at ParentsOfBoys
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1.Young versus old: Green New Deal advances without old Democrat or Republican support. While young people advance new inventions and rail against climate change, it has become clear this is not a political fight but young versus old. Old Republicans... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2019 at Nine Shift
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Top story of the month: New Green Deal. Old people say there's no ROI in saving the human race, informing their grandchildren they won't make it past 2200. Sorry, kids, it's just too expensive for the world's richest country to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2019 at Nine Shift
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This month democracy showed some strength and Americans got needed hope. -Conservative Chief Justice Roberts seems bent on maintaining democracy. -Big business, Congress, American people seem to be willing to fight for Democracy. -President Trump gets called an asset of... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2019 at Nine Shift
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A few more positive stories about boys this month. Society still firmly anti-boy and the young men are still dying. One of the boys we mentor/help just lost his best high school friend to despair. (suicide by intentional overdose). So... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2019 at Nine Shift
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Here's our February Report: Trains. We move closer to the end of our story. Society enters fully into the new economic age of the Knowledge Society of the 21st Century, and the countdown begins. World. Trains are gaining on cars.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2019 at Nine Shift
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Join us in the ParentsOfBoys Facebook page at facebook.com/parentsandboys Every week, you get: -Frequent posts, including Tip of the Week, News of the Week, and Story 0f the Week -Chance to comment, ask a question, reply to others -Opportunity to spread the word, become a Follower, Share with others Click... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2019 at ParentsOfBoys
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BOOK Smart Boys, Bad Grades, by Julie Coates and William A. Draves, 2013, LERN Books $9.99 including shipping. NOTE: when ordering, ignore all the other publications and just add to cart and check out. If you have problems, email draves@lern.orgP Order Here COURSES For Parents of Boys A one month... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2019 at ParentsOfBoys
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The boys need you to advocate for them in achieving gender equality in education and Title IX. No obligation for any specific activity. Activities include: -Contacting education leaders and elected officials -Signing petitions -Contacting media -Other activities To sign up, just email draves@lern.org Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2019 at ParentsOfBoys
Julie Coates, William A. Draves, representatives and Board members of the Learning Resources Network (LERN) and anyone else associated with the ParentsOfBoys information and activities are not licensed counselors, medical or health professionals. While we provide information and education on gender to counselors and health professionals, we are educators and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2019 at ParentsOfBoys