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October 17, 2016:

The Alliance for Self‑Directed Education (No Comments)Posted in: News by SoulRiser @ 11:40 PM

Source: The Alliance for Self‑Directed Education Alliance Announced at the AERO Conference Hello Allies! Thank you for your interest in the Alliance for Self-Directed Education and for your efforts spreading self-directed education in the world!  It’s been amazing to see such an enthusiastic response from so many of you after announcing the Alliance at the AERO […]

September 8, 2016:

South African textbook asks pupils how victim's behaviour led to rape (1 Comment)Posted in: News by SoulRiser @ 8:38 PM

by Rob Davies Thursday 8 September 2016 15.58 BST   Publisher Pearson says it will amend book aimed at children aged 15 to 16 that has been in circulation for five years   Pearson has submitted corrections to the textbook to South Africa’s department of basic education. Photograph: Yonela Palesa Moopelwa/Facebook   The publishing group Pearson […]

November 11, 2011:

Michigan Republicans protect religious bullies - place LGBT kids in danger (6 Comments)Posted in: News by SoulRiser @ 12:20 AM

There is growing outrage and disgust aimed at a recently passed bill in the Michigan Senate that would allow teachers and students to harass and bully others as long as they can claim their actions are rooted in a "sincerely held religious belief or moral conviction." Wednesday, the Republican-controlled state senate in Michigan passed an […]

July 30, 2011:

Zimbabwe: Spanking - How Far Can It Go? (5 Comments)Posted in: News by NewsBot @ 4:29 PM

SPARE the rod and spoil the child is a popular saying among Zimbabweans. It has some link to the Biblical Proverbs 13vs24 which reads: "He that spareth his rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him chasteneth him". (KJV).

The saying has been construed to promote the use of corporal punishment...

July 29, 2011:

Hugs Banned in School. What's All The Hysteria About? (15 Comments)Posted in: News by NewsBot @ 4:38 PM

A middle school principal in Connecticut recently outlawed hugs on campus. That’s right. Hugs. High-fives, too. And if students violate the ban they may face expulsion. Heavy duty, huh? The principal instituted this hands-off approach after a violent incident in the school left a student...

July 28, 2011:

Woman puts kids up for sale on eBay (1 Comment)Posted in: News by NewsBot @ 10:00 PM

Woman put children on eBay "as a joke"
Several people placed bids on auction
Children both aged under 10 now in care

Police accepted the woman was joking but may still face jail and losing her children permanently. Picture: File

A VICTORIAN woman is being investigated after offering her two...

Okla. City cops catch flak for mistaken teen curfew arrests (1 Comment)Posted in: News by NewsBot @ 4:55 PM

Site Name: CBS News
Link: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504083_162-20081251-504083.html
Date: July 21, 2011
Category: Curfews

(CBS/AP) OKLAHOMA CITY - Oklahoma City police are being criticized for arresting about 20 teenagers for curfew violations, and the city's police chief acknowledges...

July 27, 2011:

Student rights group targets Boca High cellphone searches; Demands school halt violations (3 Comments)Posted in: News by NewsBot @ 1:33 AM

*Student rights group targets Boca High cellphone searches*
*Demands school halt violations *

By Marc Freeman, Sun Sentinel
8:46 PM EDT, July 25, 2011

A civil-rights group is calling on Boca Raton High School to stop its practice of searching confiscated student cellphones and punishing...

July 23, 2011:

Anti-Homework Rebels Gain A New Recruit: The Principal (1 Comment)Posted in: News by NewsBot @ 8:04 AM

by Winnie Hu --- 06/16/11 --- The New York Times --- https://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/16/education/16homework.html

GALLOWAY, N.J. — After Donna Cushlanis’s son kept bursting into tears midway through his second-grade math problems, which one night took over an hour, she told him not to do all...

July 22, 2011:

Spanking kids makes them more aggressive (Duh!) (3 Comments)Posted in: News by NewsBot @ 8:35 PM

Children who are spanked by mothers are more likely to be aggressive towards other children and adults than kids who are not, says a new study.
In the study, 38 mothers voluntarily recorded their evening interactions with their kids over six days.

In one recording, a mom spanks her...

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