More time & energy needs to be spent on recruiting, retaining & improving good teachers. Instead of restricting what teachers teach, we should be repowering teachers to make decisions. Provide teachers more time & resources to reach EVERY student. MORE TO COME.
Teachers today are often treated like assembly workers with limited decision-making authority. Remember the one-room school house where the teacher designed, developed, scheduled, implemented & assessed all her own material. Today’s teachers need to be dynamic & diverse to add to & increase their knowledge & improve their skill. MORE TO COME!
9 million cars on the road & all used leaded gasoline. Born in 1920 would live till 54 years of age. Only 1/2 of homes in U.S. had electricity. Iceboxes held a 100 lb block of ice to keep food cold, but refrigerators in late 1920’s. Played records on gramophones, but usually sang & played instruments at home. KNOW YOU ARE GLAD YOU LIVE NOW!!
In 1920 average of a mortgaged homes was $3,862. Pound of coffee 47 cents & now $4.33. Gallon of gas 29 cents & now $1.87+. TEXAS population 4,663, 228 & is now 28,995,881. Square footage of homes 1,048 in 1920 & now 1,850 sq. ft. Homeownership rate in Texas 45% & is now 62%. MORE TO COME.
(1) Be sure to add more office space & not the kitchen table. You need a dedicated & quiet space to crank up productively. (2) Make areas all over the house as flexible as possible. Such as a dining room into the living area, so could put a pool table in the DR. SHOULD HELP WITH SELLING A HOME!
IN-LAW SUITES EXPAND THEIR SCOPE. Multiple generations have long benefited from homes with adaptable living spaces, but these days not only grandma, but for kids & grands. Young adults are returning back or delaying when they leave. Housing affordability fuels this somewhat. MORE TO COME
Flexible spaces such as mudrooms are becoming multipurpose ARRIVAL ZONES to hang keys, drop mail & charge electronics. Mudrooms now have more functions. HOME OFFICES require flexibility. Buyers want dedicated space, as 5G mobile videoconferencing gains traction. MORE TO COME
While economic damage is inevitable, home prices should remain stable. More virtual tours, electronic signatures & hand sanitizer. Recovery is a question mark! The stimulus, along with American resiliency, will pull us through. National Association of Realtors’ chief economist Lawrence Yun.
And I say, this shows that Americans care about the land in general & the whole world. Americans don’t want war; they want a house. As Sharon Millett the 1999 National Association of Realtors President stated. SAME FOR ALL OF US!
But I want a house. A house is a symbol of independence, both spiritual & physical. The American’s feeling about his house expresses the main traits of Americans, the desire for independence & privacy. It’s an attitude that’s open, kind & caring, both toward the house & everything it stands for. MORE TO COME!