4- I want a wife who will take care of my physical needs. I want a wife who will keep my house clean. A wife who will pick up after my children, a wife who will pick up after me. I want a wife who will keep my clothes clean, ironed, mended, replaced when need be, and who will see to it that my personal things are kept in their proper place so that I can find what I need the minute I need it. I want a wife who cooks the meals, a wife who is a good cook. I want a wife who will plan the menus, do the necessary grocery shopping, prepare the meals, serve them pleasantly, and then do the cleaning up while I do my studying. I want a wife who will care for me when I am sick and sympathize with my pain and loss of time from school. I want a wife to go along when our family takes a vacation so that someone can continue to care for me and my children when I need a rest and change of scene.
A recent Baltimore Sun article details one principal’s human-centered approach to addressing the absenteeism epidemic at her school. After listening to students and parents, she identified dirty uniforms as a barrier. One donated washer-dryer later, attendance (and test scores) soared. Instead of waiting for top-down attendance problem solving to pay off, imagine what would happen if more principals began to observe and implement smaller solutions based on the actual needs of their school? (via Want better student attendance? The answer just might be a washing machine. | Education on GOOD)