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homeschoolinmum
08-04-2007, 12:04 PM
Not about HS'ing, but about education!

'Wonder Years' Actress Danica McKellar Tells Girls: Smart Is Cool (http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,291346,00.html)

homeschoolinmum
08-04-2007, 12:05 PM
Just in case the link doesn't work or expires:

'Wonder Years' Actress Danica McKellar Tells Girls: Smart Is Cool

Monday , July 30, 2007

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NEW YORK —
Danica McKellar has a message for girls: Cute and smart is better than cute and dumb.

McKellar, who played Winnie on the 1990s television show "The Wonder Years," is coming out with a book, "Math Doesn't Suck," to encourage girls to get into math.

"When girls see the antics of Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan, they think that being fun and glamorous also means being dumb and irresponsible," the 32-year-old McKellar told Newsweek for editions to hit newsstands Monday.

• Photo Essay: Danica McKellar

"But I want to show them that being smart is cool," she said. "Being good at math is cool. And not only that, it can help them get what they want out of life."

McKellar should know. The actress once struggled with the subject around the seventh grade, but a teacher helped her through. McKellar eventually majored in math in college.

The book includes tips to avoid mistakes on homework, ways to overcome test-day anxiety and profiles of three beautiful mathematicians.

"I want to tell girls that cute and dumb isn't as good as cute and smart," she said.

Jackie
08-04-2007, 05:02 PM
Well, GOOD FOR HER!!!!

MonkeyMamma
08-04-2007, 07:55 PM
LOVED that show!

Emma's#1fan
08-04-2007, 08:59 PM
Wonderful!
I am glad she is doing this!
Patty

homeschoolinmum
08-04-2007, 10:23 PM
Me too! I thought this was such a wonderful change of pace, and coming from a celeb, all the better!

DanielsMom
08-05-2007, 12:47 AM
It's good, even if it motivates one person. But...does anyone in the age group it's aimed at even know who she is? Will they care what she has to say?