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With A Brooklyn Accent: Letter to Governor Christie from the New Jersey Teacher He Screamed At
You are setting up teachers to take the blame for all of this. You have portrayed us as greedy, lazy money-draining public servants that do nothing. I invite you to come do my job for one week Governor Christie. I invite you to come see my students, see how little they really have during the school day as they are being forced to keep learning for a single snapshot of their educational worth. For that one end-all, be-all test, the NJASK. The one that the future of my job and my life is now based upon.
to:fb  teachers  christie  education  politics 
november 2013 by deusx
Tuition Aid From a Zombie Elf -
Last year, Mr. Johnson received one of the first two grants given by Gamers Helping Gamers, a nonprofit organization founded by a group of successful young New Yorkers to assist a very specific group of students: those who play the fantasy trading card game Magic: The Gathering.
to:fb  mtg  magic  gaming  education 
september 2013 by deusx
Lincoln High School in Walla Walla, WA, tries new approach to school discipline — suspensions drop 85% « ACEs Too High
A student blows up at a teacher, drops the F-bomb. The usual approach at Lincoln – and, safe to say, at most high schools in this country – is automatic suspension. Instead, Sporleder sits the kid down and says quietly:

“Wow. Are you OK? This doesn’t sound like you. What’s going on?” He gets even more specific: “You really looked stressed. On a scale of 1-10, where are you with your anger?”
school  education  discipline  culture  psychology 
june 2013 by deusx
Elizabeth Smart: Abstinence Education Teaches Rape Victims They're Worthless, Dirty, And Filthy | ThinkProgress
abstinence-only education programs have a long history of imparting harmful messages that shame youth about their sexuality instead of teaching them the facts they need to safeguard their health
to:fb  sexuality  abstinence  health  education 
may 2013 by deusx
Neil Fraser: News: CS in VN
Holy crap. My self-education in comp sci looked a lot like this, but I was a weirdo. America is screwed.
to:twitter  compsci  vietnam  world  computerscience  google  education 
march 2013 by deusx
"I Like" Spanish Stickers (60) at Teacher's Discovery
Tell the kids how you really feel with these "thumbs up" stickers. There are even a few "don't like" and "it's just o.k." stickers in this package for kidding around! Three sheets of 20 assorted full color stickers, for a total of 60. Each sticker measures over one inch across.
to:fb  spanish  school  education  megusta 
november 2012 by deusx
Bill Maher Has No Interest In Your Bullshit Religious University
It's graduation time and that means various notables are giving commencement addresses like nobody's business. Last week, Mitt Romney spoke at Liberty University, which provided Bill Maher with a jumping off point on tonight's Real Time. I know this is gonna shock you, but Maher isn't a big fan of any part of it.
billmaher  religion  education  university  mittromney 
may 2012 by deusx
Red Tape - Up against the Wall! Should district be allowed to demand middle-schooler's Facebook password?
"(The student now) fears that the school could make her give up her passwords at a moment's notice, at any time, for any reason," the lawsuit claims. It also alleges that password prying is standard practice at the Minnewaska Middle School, which the student still attends. "(Officials) have compelled other students to disclose their private information and have accessed students' online accounts on multiple occasions," it states.
privacy  youth  school  education  facebook  social  socialsoftware 
march 2012 by deusx
Flashback: In 2006, Rick Santorum Wanted To Send All Pennsylvanians To College | TPM2012
But the last time Santorum ran for public office — his ill-fated 2006 Senate reelection campaign — he was right there with Obama, running on his promise to make college more accessible to all Pennsylvanians.
education  to:fb  santorum  college 
february 2012 by deusx
Santorum: Obama is ‘a snob’ who ‘wants everybody to go to college’ | The Raw Story
“President Obama wants everybody in America to go to college, what a snob,” he said.
to:fb  college  education  santorum  politics 
february 2012 by deusx
BBC News - Coding - the new Latin
The campaign to boost the teaching of computer skills - particularly coding - in schools is gathering force.
language  literacy  latin  tech  education  children 
november 2011 by deusx
New College Graduates To Be Cryogenically Frozen Until Job Market Improves | The Onion - America's Finest News Source
"The bill, expected to swiftly pass in both houses, would facilitate the subzero preservation of any graduate of a two- or four-year educational institution. Sponsors of the initiative said that with the national unemployment rate at just under 10 percent, it only made sense for young job-seekers to temporarily enter a state of supercooled stasis. "
funny  economy  education  unemployment  from delicious
march 2010 by deusx
Stryde Hax: The Spy at Harriton High
"This investigation into the remote spying allegedly being conducted against students at Lower Merion represents an attempt to find proof of spying and a look into the toolchain used to accomplish spying. "
panopticon  school  bigbrother  webcams  education  lower  merion  from delicious
february 2010 by deusx
My Living Nightmare Of Encouraging Kids To Read Is Over | The Onion - America's Finest News Source
"After 26 long years, I can finally rest easy. Twenty-six years I spent standing in front of a camera, gritting my teeth, and shilling the latest works of every hack children's book author imaginable. For 26 years, I've told kids they could open a magical door to another world just by reading a book, when the only door it ever opened for me led to a soul-sucking career in the horrifying abyss of public television.

But now, at last, it is over. I don't have to lie anymore. I don't have to live that nightmare."
readingrainbow  levarburton  education  funny  from delicious
september 2009 by deusx
A Virtual Revolution Is Brewing for Colleges -
"If the mainstream of "college teaching" becomes a set of atomistic, underpaid adjuncts, we'll lose a precious academic tradition that is not easily replaced."
college  education  professors  learning  future  technology  publishing  from delicious
september 2009 by deusx
The Benefits of Open to the Detroit Public Schools « Trek
"Think about the whole process in 2009: Patti was able get free consulting and find a solution to a very real problem with, literally, no money changing hands. Open advice, open process, open communications (all the way from teacher Patti to author Cory), open content. End result: Detroit Public School kids get award winning reading material at no cost to the school or any of the people who helped make it happen."
education  detroit  annarbor  michigan  braille  open  corydoctorow 
june 2009 by deusx
University Computer Labs? How Retro! | Technologizer
"With almost every student owning a laptop, the school decided that the time was right to save several hundred thousand dollars by eliminating access to shared machines. (It’ll continue to offer space for students to share as they work together, so the lab’s value as a collaborative environment won’t disappear.)"
universities  college  computers  labs  education 
march 2009 by deusx
The GOP ticket's appalling contempt for science and learning. - By Christopher Hitchens - Slate Magazine
"This is what the Republican Party has done to us this year: It has placed within reach of the Oval Office a woman who is a religious fanatic and a proud, boastful ignoramus. Those who despise science and learning are not anti-elitist. They are morally and intellectually slothful people who are secretly envious of the educated and the cultured. And those who prate of spiritual warfare and demons are not just "people of faith" but theocratic bullies. On Nov. 4, anyone who cares for the Constitution has a clear duty to repudiate this wickedness and stupidity."
politics  election  palin  science  elitism  evolution  biology  fruitflies  religion  education  learning  gop  mccain  republicans  creationism 
october 2008 by deusx
Judge says UC can deny religious course credit
"A federal judge says the University of California can deny course credit to applicants from Christian high schools whose textbooks declare the Bible infallible and reject evolution. ... Rejecting claims of religious discrimination and stifling of free expression, U.S. District Judge James Otero of Los Angeles said UC's review committees cited legitimate reasons for rejecting the texts - not because they contained religious viewpoints, but because they omitted important topics in science and history and failed to teach critical thinking."
religion  education  creationism  california  university  law  science 
august 2008 by deusx
Overcoming Bias: My Favorite Liar
"Between today until the class right before finals, it is my intention to work into each of my lectures ... one lie."
lies  teaching  education  criticalthinking 
february 2008 by deusx
dy/dan » Blog Archive » So Happy Together #1
"So you’ve gotta ask yourself: the planes that were shot down, where did they get hit?"
slides  presentations  projectors  education 
november 2007 by deusx
Are We Failing Our Geniuses? - TIME
"it can't make sense to spend 10 times as much to try to bring low-achieving students to mere proficiency as we do to nurture those with the greatest potential."
education  intelligence 
august 2007 by deusx
The Wall of Separation - Falwell’s Flub: Jerry-Rigged Policy Opens Door For Pagan Proselytizing In Virginia Public School
"A group of Pagans in Albemarle County, Va., was recently given permission to advertise their multi-cultural holiday program to public school children – and they have the Rev. Jerry Falwell to thank for it."
religion  education  school  churchandstate  pagans 
december 2006 by deusx
Kids outsmart Web filters | CNET
"It's going to be the constant battle. No matter what you put up, kids are going to work around it"
kids  internet  proxies  censorship  education 
may 2006 by deusx
Some Schools Are Leaving Recess Behind - Yahoo! News
"Recess competes with many other activities for schedule time, from music and arts to gym classes and computer classes."
recess  education 
may 2006 by deusx
NYC School Cell Phone Ban Causes Uproar - Yahoo! News
"It's kind of ridiculous that we think we can't survive without a cell phone when people did it for thousands of years"
mobile  technology  school  education 
may 2006 by deusx
Chronicle Careers: 11/07/2005
"The attention may last for a few years, and then our mental lives are deposited in libraries, where they remain like unvisited tombs, until someone decides to sell them for $1 each or throw them into a dumpster to be pulped."
academia  education  writing 
january 2006 by deusx
A web professional can never stop learning | 456 Berea Street
"Why should web professionals not be required to know their craft?"
webdev  craft  learning  education  xhtml  css 
december 2005 by deusx
Just a Bump in the Beltway: Bizarro World
"The only reason that "intelligent design" has become an issue in the national news is because reporters like Laurie Goodstein have refused to do their jobs and become actors in the "he said/she said" which passes for reporting in this country, which is e
evolution  creationism  intelligentdesign  science  education 
september 2005 by deusx
Scientific method - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"Scientific methods or processes are considered fundamental to the scientific investigation and acquisition of new knowledge based upon physical evidence."
creationism  evolution  science  education 
september 2005 by deusx
MSN Encarta - Could You Pass 8th-Grade Math?
Yes, I did pass with 10/10. I had to work to remember a formula or two, but this ain't rocket science.
math  elementary  education  school  culture  quiz  test 
august 2005 by deusx - The joy of taking stuff apart
"In 50 years time, when today's 12 year olds are writing their biographical sketches of how they got into electronics or mechanics or computing, how will they describe their childhood learning experiences?"
engineering  dev  programming  future  education  kids  hacking 
august 2005 by deusx
And Now A Word From the Astronomers...: Corante > The Loom >
"It would be a lot more helpful if you would advocate good science teaching and the importance of scientific understanding for a strong and thriving America."
religion  science  bush  astronomy  education 
august 2005 by deusx - Intelligent design -- theories, laws, and so forth
"Either way, you need a hypothesis, and you need to test it -- but you know right then whether the end result, if it's proven, would be a theory or a law."
science  morons  creationism  religion  theories  scientificmethod  education 
august 2005 by deusx
[IP] more on Attempts at overthrowing the teaching of evolution gather
"This is an endemic problem because we teach evolution in biology classes."
clever  education  religion 
november 2004 by deusx
The Little Coder's Predicament
"And people will seriously pray to you. You know how geeks get when they pledge allegiance to something."
education  programming 
june 2004 by deusx
Used to actually like this educational TV
education  television 
june 2004 by deusx
98-026 Nintendo: Game Development for the 8-bit NES
Hmm, I think I need to sign up for this class! If only
education  gaming  nes  oldschool  school 
may 2004 by deusx
Computer Programming Camp Counselor
This almost sounds like it'd be fun, though maybe I'm a bit old for it :)
education  jobs 
may 2004 by deusx
Smart People Believe Weird Things
Rarely does anyone weigh facts before deciding what to believe
cogsci  education  knowledge 
april 2004 by deusx
'Abstaining' Teens Still Get STDs
"It's a tragedy if we withhold from these kids information about how not to get STDs or not to get pregnant"
education  health  sex 
march 2004 by deusx
Beyond Belief
"Imagine telling a person from the Agriculture Age that one day their children will no longer be taught at home"
economy  education  future  history 
february 2004 by deusx
Watching the Jobs Go By
"In 1957, the Soviet launching of Sputnik frightened America into substantially improving math and science education. I'm hoping that the loss of jobs in medicine and computers to India and elsewhere will again jolt us into bolstering our own teaching of
economy  education 
february 2004 by deusx - Georgia considers banning 'evolution' - Jan. 30, 2004
"The state's school superintendent has proposed striking the word evolution from Georgia's science curriculum and replacing it with the phrase 'biological changes over time.'"
education  religion 
february 2004 by deusx
The Indian Machine
"Computers threatened our jobs, but ultimately made us stronger. So will outsourcing."
compsci  economy  education  jobs 
january 2004 by deusx
Underachievers' parents deny honor students
"The school honor roll, a time-honored system for rewarding "A" students, has become an apparent source of embarrassment for some underachievers."
education  school 
january 2004 by deusx

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