Playing In The Hourglass

Sunday, June 5, 2005

Has Your Kid Been Tased Lately?

Tasers are being employed more and more in incidents involving unruly children. Although the manufacturers of taser products maintain that tasers, which use a jolt of electricity directly into the body to incapacitate the target, are in no way harmful to children. However, Amnesty International and... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, April 3, 2005

Didn't Napster Get Sued For That?

The Associated Press reports that there are a few Universities (like American) which are offering free downloads for its students. And it isn't illegal. Students at American and other universites and colleges are able to download shows and musci for free due to a marketing test run. That's right.... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, March 31, 2005

Growing Intolerance For Zero Tolerance

Texas, the no-nonsense state when it comes to criminal prosecution, is leading the way on amending zero tolerance legislation in schools, trying to make the parameters less broad. Why? Because a lot of parents are pissed that their kids are being arrested in the first and second grade, that they are... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, March 19, 2005

I'm Abstinent, Doctor, So How Come It Burns When I Pee?

A study conducted by Columbia and Yale researchers concluded that teenagers who pledge sexual abstinence until marriage are more likely to have anal and oral sex than their non-abstaining counterparts and that they are just as likely to contract STDs. Shocking? It shouldn't be. The 12,000-person... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, March 13, 2005

A Comment On Testosterone Levels And Changing Values

I was reading a new blogger, Ms_N_Dependence, a post called "This Is Your Brain/This Is Your Brain On Testosterone", when it occurred to me that my comment had gotten rather lengthy. And since the topic of conversation had to do with the social atmosphere with regard to education, I decided to post... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, February 27, 2005

More Readin', 'Ritin', 'Rithmatic, and Less Rhetoric

Political posturing when it comes to our children's educational needs has become so old hat that most don't even listen when a particular politico begins expounding on his plans for bettering the extant system. They hear him, but they don't listen. And the sad thing is, most people pay lip-service... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, February 19, 2005

Leave Your Child Behind, Positively

The latest issue of Time magazine sports a cover story that should make all parents stand up and take notice: "What Teachers Hate About Parents." The word 'hate' is emphasized by being the only word printed in red. And it is a potential eye-opener (I hope) for a lot of parents out there who manage... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, November 2, 2004

No Sparing The Rod In Britain

Britain's parliament voted yesterday refusing to ban spanking. Government officials stated that the proposed ban was too broad and intrusive, potentially making a criminal out of most parents. Proponents of the bill cited the fact that over 80 children a year die by physical parental abuse in... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, November 1, 2004

Many A Child Being Left Behind

President Bush's No Child Left Behind Act, a braod set of education reforms enacted in 2002, is garnering considerable criticism and mounting plans for lawsuits. Educators claim that the act is too stringent, provides a "cookie-cutter approach" to education that does not allow for the diversity... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, June 28, 2004

Computers Should Come With Stylus And Paper

Students are worried they are going to get lower grades on SATs because of poor penmanship. What a crock! They should be more worried on how poorly they will do because of ignorance. An Associated Press story cited a bunch of graduating students from a prestigious Connecticut school who seem to be... Sign in to see full entry.

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