A troubling article from the Journal of the American Medical Association reports the finding that poor children are significantly more likely to be prescribed tranquilizing, physically dangerous antipsychotics—even when there are no symptoms of psychotic behavior. From the Huffington Post: Children covered by Medicaid are far more likely to be prescribed antipsychotic drugs than children […]Read More..
By Anya Kamenetz Two alt.edu models I’ve come across in my travels: A woman named Rochele Hirsch came to my talk at the Carter Center and passed me a 1-page summary of her proposal for a “Digital One-Room Schoolhouse.” The next day I ended up tossing around the idea at TEDxAtlanta onstage in the Q&A […]Read More..
Chances are you probably already know that some of the brightest luminaries in the food movement are also authors published or distributed by Chelsea Green. That’s not bragging—that’s just the way it is. (Well, maybe it is bragging. A bit.) We’ve got Carlo Petrini, Shannon Hayes, Joan Gussow, Joel Salatin, and numerous other small farmers […]Read More..
Author George Lakoff (Don’t Think of an Elephant: Know Your Values and Frame the Debate) unearths some troubling new legislation coming out of Housing and Urban Development. If PETRA passes, says Lakoff, it would be a big victory for onservatives and a huge blow to progressive values of fairness and good government. Taxpayers will be […]Read More..
Summer is tomato season and nothing beats a ripe, home-grown tomato. And after putting so much work into nurturing and growing your own tomatoes, you’ll want to do something special with them. Chef Caleb Barber (co-author of In Late Winter We Ate Pears: A Year of Hunger and Love) has a few ideas about that. […]Read More..
It’s National Bike to Work Day! If you haven’t biked to work in a while and you’re a little intimidated, or you just need a quick refresher, here’s a handy guide to get you started. The following is an excerpt from Biking to Work by Rory McMullan. It has been adapted for the Web. As […]Read More..
For a lot of people, what’s past is past. But there are some who still believe that if you break the law, you must be held accountable—no matter who you are. That’s the driving principle behind the accountability movement. When Charlotte Dennett ran for Attorney General of Vermont, part of her platform was a promise […]Read More..
The worst-case scenario is happening in Louisiana. Oil from the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill is washing up on the fragile coastal wetlands. The brown sludge is set to destroy “every living thing there,” according to Plaquemines Parish President Billy Nungesser. From the Huffington Post: (AP) — AT PASS A LOUTRE, La. – A chocolate-brown […]Read More..
It’s hard not to feel helpless, frustrated anger over the rapidly spreading oil leak in the Gulf Coast. That’s why we here at Chelsea Green Publishing decided to do something to help. We’re giving away a digital download of Riki Ott‘s Not One Drop: Courage and Betrayal in the Wake of the Exxon Valdez Oil […]Read More..
By Anya Kamenetz This article was originally published on DIYUBook.com. I had an excellent, thought-provoking discussion last week at UC San Diego courtesy of iGrad with a really well-chosen group of professors: Dr. Beyer of National University, a nonprofit online university that is the second-largest private institution in California; Dr. Allison Rossett, a professor of […]Read More..