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Character-building and Ethics in School: Why Not?

(also posted at LinkedIn Pulse—discussion brewing if you are signed up with LinkedIn)

I’m sitting in a high school classroom right now. On the wall is a large poster that reads ” Signs of Good Character: Responsibility, Citizenship, Trustworthiness, Caring, Respect, Fairness.” At one time these were all operationally defined in detail: what does each mean / what does it look like in action? 657 more words

Community; Society

Saturday Matinee: if...

“if…” (1968) is one of the all-time classic student rebellion films directed by notorious anarchist Lindsay Anderson. In his first screen role, Malcolm McDowell stars as the oppressed non-conformist Mick Travis who with a few cohorts, stage an armed revolution in their school. 128 more words

Culture

Import/Export

Overextending oneself is just another way of implying that an abundance of good intention has canceled the other out.

European Commission Considering Data Retention Law Targeting Telecoms And Internet Service Providers

By Darren Smith, Weekend Contributor

Under the pre-text of combatting terrorism, the European Commission is mulling a proposed regulation that would require telecommunications companies and internet service providers to retain records of European Citizens’ communications. 462 more words

Society

.money broke

For the love of money
Is the root of all evil
Money remains the truth
For most people
They achieve it
They put all belief in it… 21 more words

Omar Sanford

Joseph Campbell says:

Find a place inside where there’s joy, and the joy will burn out the pain.

Press Freedom On The Decline In Hong Kong

By Darren Smith, Weekend Contributor

An unfortunate result of the “Occupy” movement in Hong Kong has made freedom of the press one of the casualties. 629 more words

Society