In recent years, the American school system has taken a lot of flak from parents and academics alike. Data collected by Pew Research Center shows that America's students are falling behind many of their peers in critical topics such as math, science, and reading. Though it is easy to blame the educators, it is important to remember that teachers are working incredibly hard to give their school's students the best education possible. A more productive approach would be to recognize that schools and education systems in the US come in many forms, and to maximize a student's potential, they should be in a school best suited to their specific strengths and weaknesses. Below is a list of some of the many options for a student to spend their academic years, which hopefully includes the perfect match for you or your student.
Many, but not all, states in the US have laws prohibiting adoption of many wild or exotic animals. The popularity of adopting wild animals among people living in these states, or other parts of the world where wild animals can be legally kept, has increased dramatically in recent years. Unfortunately, the decision to adopt these animals is often short-sighted. Adopting a wild animal is not the same as having a pet, and as a result, these animals are often mishandled or abandoned once the adopter realizes how substantial the responsibility is. There are also many instances of adopted wild animals harming humans, either directly or unknowingly through the diseases they carry. With that in mind, here is a list of some of the many animals we wish we could keep as pets.
Many of the of the country's most knowledgeable baseball experts have joined the trend of the past few years and created a podcast in hopes of a more personal touch than traditional articles or TV segments have granted them in the past. The hope for this freedom has created an abundance of high-quality podcasts coming in many different shapes and sizes. With all this great material being put out, it is hard as a listener to know where to begin. To point you in the right direction, below, in no particular order, are ten of the best baseball podcasts available today.