Mary Pivar is a self described “respected Village Elder, with 30 years teaching experience…” She wants us to know this in order to add weight to her suggestions for a new social media curriculum for the Howard County Public School System.
After reading her manifesto one could get the impression that Elder Mary isn’t too keen on facebook, blogs, websites, and “Websites allowing responses.”
Elder Mary believes that “in this era of instant "communication" truth is at greater risk, because "bullet speak" is the language of advertising, not thoughtfulness. Instead of in-depth of reporting, be it TV "news", internet whatevers, or print media, the "sound bite" is often the beginning, middle and end.”
There’s more so lest this blog be caught up short by not being thoughtful, here is the link to the complete “extension of issues” message from your “respected village elder”. As Hillary Clinton once said, “it takes a village to raise a child.”