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Marion Brady on How to Fix American Eduction

This is insanely brilliant. Brady explains quite clearly  how people like Bill Gates have really perverted everything about education in America by turning the entire motivation schemata upside down — and he also explains how to fix it in a very humane manner. 435 more words

Social Policy

International push for Australia to ban smacking

The United Nations wants Australia to ban smacking of children in order to bring it into line with 33 other countries that have made the physical punishment of children illegal. 712 more words

Social Policy

Gabby Giffords doesn't want death penalty for her shooter

Former Arizona Representative Gabby Giffords and her husband Mark Kelly have written a book on the issue of gun violence entitled, Enough.  The authors argue for a reasoned approach to gun legislation. 305 more words

Social Policy

"Twinkies for Breakfast" to be published in an anthology on sisterhood!

I am thrilled to announce that a new version of my essay, “Twinkies for Breakfast,” will soon be published as a chapter in the anthology entitled:  1,324 more words

Disability

Good news on infant mortality

Here’s some good news, for once, which I was pointed to by a report about China in the Economist.  International organisations have identified ten countries which have made exceptional progress in keeping children alive.  51 more words

Social Policy

How I Became a Feminist

In 1998 my wife discovered a mass in her abdomen. It was about the size of a softball. We scheduled an appointment with an ob-gyn, who told us that it was probably not a cancerous ovarian cyst. 2,039 more words

Sociology

The 6th Cohesion Report: EU regions growing together or apart?

By the Committee of Regions

The European Commission’s 6th Report on Economic, Social and Territorial Cohesion presents recent regional statistics, namely with regard to the targets of the Europe 2020 strategy, and the role of EU policies in this respect. 72 more words

European Union