Seven Sins of Our System of Forced Education | Psychology Today (No Comments)Posted in: Commentary by SoulRiser @ 1:51 PM
Seven Sins of Our System of Forced Education | Psychology Today. In my last post I took a step that, I must admit, made me feel uncomfortable. I said, several times: "School is prison." I felt uncomfortable saying that because school is so much a part of my life and the lives of almost everyone […]
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 […]
June 28, 2011:
Supreme Court rules that violent video games cannot be banned (2 Comments)Posted in: News by SoulRiser @ 1:52 PM
From the NYRA mailing list: One of the most important campaigns NYRA has undertaken this year has finally ended. And ended the right way - in victory. Today the US Supreme Court ruled that young people have a right to free speech that extends even to violent video games. States, such as California, cannot ban […]
May 24, 2011:
Control Freak Society: Government Monitors School Lunches With Cameras (4 Comments)Posted in: News by Mcalle @ 2:07 AM
Billed as part of an effort to reduce obesity and improve eating habits, small cameras are programmed to take snapshots of lunch trays before and after each student eats. Each child is uniquely identifiable via a barcode attached to the tray. The amount of calories and nutrients that each child has consumed is then calculated […]
May 22, 2011:
Teen Discovers Promising Cystic Fibrosis Treatment (No Comments)Posted in: News by NewsBot @ 10:09 PM
A 16-year-old from the Toronto area used a supercomputer system to find a new drug combination that shows potential in treating the genetic disorder cystic fibrosis, and won top honors for his work.
Marshall Zhang, an 11th-grade student at Richmond Hill's Bayview Secondary School, received first...
May 20, 2011:
California Bill To Give Parents Access To Kids' Facebook Pages (No Comments)Posted in: News by SoulRiser @ 2:09 AM
California SB 242, proposed by Sen. Ellen Corbett, would force social networks like Facebook to allow parents access to their child’s account(s) and, more importantly, force all privacy settings to their maximum level by default. Parents can request that images or text be removed from any social network page “upon request … within 48 hours […]
May 14, 2011:
Cop Breaks a Kid's Arm and Tasers Him. His Offense? Saggy Pants. (5 Comments)Posted in: News by NewsBot @ 11:46 PM
Derby, Kansas, high school sophomore Jonathan Villarreal was walking to the bus after school when a police officer ordered him to pull his pants up above his hips. Jonathan refused, on the grounds that the school day was over. As reported...
Christian Choate, Boy Found Buried In Concrete Died While Locked In A Cage, Sister Says (2 Comments)Posted in: News by NewsBot @ 4:26 AM
Christian Choate's father Riley and his stepmother Kimberly Kubina were charged Tuesday with murder, battery, criminal confinement, and neglect of a dependent in the young boy's death. Kubina allegedly helped Riley Choate bury his son's body, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
May 13, 2011:
Students Suspended from School for Facebook Parody of Principal (No Comments)Posted in: News by NewsBot @ 3:36 PM
Title: Courthouse News Service
Date: May 10, 2011
Category: Student Rights
FRESNO, Calif. (CN) - A student says high school officials had police arrest and interrogate him, then suspended him for 15 days for logging onto a Facebook page...
High School Principal Upset Over Facebook Parody, Has Student Arrested at School (No Comments)Posted in: News by NewsBot @ 3:07 PM
Title: San Francisco News, The Snitch
Date: May 10, 2011
Category: Student Rights
Here's a bizarre story from the far-flung corners of Fresno County. A Clovis West High School principal got more than upset -- he...
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