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All About Charter Schools

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Blinded by scientific gobbledygook

OTTAWA — I have just written the world’s worst science research paper: More than incompetent, it’s a mess of plagiarism and meaningless garble.

Now science publishers around the world are clamouring to publish it. 147 more words

Science/Technology

Judge Rules Water Not Allowed in School Because It's a Weapon

The courts have gone crazy. Judges, who are not stupid people, are creating havoc with the law. This is the latest from a judge:

“Ordinary tools, such as pliers, screwdrivers and wrenches, are ‘weapons’ and so a Chicago school was correct to punish a teacher who brought them to class for a visual aid, according to a new court decision. 100 more words

Civil Liberties And Social Justice

Home Is Where The School Is

by Jennifer Lois


Home Is Where the School Is explores the emotional and temporal components of contemporary mothering.  Based on 10 years of field research with homeschooling mothers in the Pacific Northwest, the book begins by showing how homeschoolers drew on definitions of intensive mothering in deciding to keep their children out of conventional schools.  598 more words

Family

Events @ Kincaid Street Community Garden

There are some great events happening at Kincaid Street Community Garden this May!  All the events are free and great for kids and families.  The garden is located at 5414 Kincaid Street (in between N. 107 more words

Community

How To Be a Fashionable Do-Gooder

If you know my story at all then you probably know that Sseko Designs founder Liz Forkin Bohannon is pretty much my Changemaker hero. But if you don’t, here’s the 4-1-1: 252 more words

Human Rights

What's Wrong with Bullying?

America’s on-again-off-again national dialogue on bullying got another entry on NPR not too long ago. Like so many other things we can’t seem to agree on, bullying has one side using science and the other using anecdote. 445 more words

Philosophizing/Social Commentary