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233 results for 'education'

For Whom the Schoolboard Bell Tolls

By alan handwerger, published on Mar 5, 2010

Shortly thereafter I received a phone call from the Reporter’s then man-in-the-street, a man who I think could be largely credited with the paper’s having come to be called by some the Distorter. He needed an interview. We spent the next hour or more on the phone discussing education. A thoroughly delightful hour, I remember thinking; infinitely preferable to whatever it was that I’d been doing when the phone had rung.

When the paper hit the newsstands that week, I was singing a different tune. There it was, a feature article on the election, complete with... (more)

Tags: education, humor, school board, local politics, drug use

Catherine from Oregon -- An Observation on Curriculum

By alan handwerger, published on Jan 17, 2010

“So there this lady, Catherine; and she be from Oregon; and she go and marry this king whose name is King Henry Vee-eye-eye-eye. And he be the king of England. But that don’ happen ‘til later.”

Thus began Naomi C.’s book report on the famed union of Catherine of Aragon and England’s King Henry VIII .

“This girl parents, Fer’nan and Izbel from Spain, fix Catherine up to get marry when she be three years old. And her husband – he be two. And his name Arthur. But they don’t get marry ‘til she be sixteen and he be fifteen on November, 14, 1501 at Old St. Paul’s cathedral, that’s... (more)

Tags: education, politics, memoir, american schools, curriculum

Ending The Free Lunch Life Style

By HalfHoff, published on Oct 6, 2009

... in these facilities in numerous supervised capacities.Subsistence should be based on the number of children at the time of application, including those inutero, although, disclude subsequent pregnancies.   

An added incentive for parents to participate and encourage their children's education would be to substantially reduce the benefits when the child reaches the working age,  unless and only if  that child remains in school  with a consistent attendance record and qualifying grade point average. Another option is to make governmentally funded vocational training classes... (more)

Tags: education, government handhouts, local government programs, vocation training, minimum wage

White House Weighs More Time In School

By D. E. Carson, published on Sep 27, 2009

So the smart-ass in the White House thinks he wants to extend the school day.  Better rethink that idea your majesty, or you're liable to find yourself on the receiving end of a lot of rotten apples.According to the Associated Press, Education Secretary Arne Duncan and HRH Obama think that making kids go to school longer will help them do better on stupid standardized test scores.WRONG!The problem with the American school system is it's run by the government and anything run by the government is a guaranteed failure from the jump.Government schools in America are indoctrination facilities where... (more)

Tags: education, japan, obama

Drug Prohibition Is Financing Terrorist Activities

By Dr. Steve, published on Sep 26, 2009

...“The alarming power of the drug cartels is leading to a criminalization of politics and a politicization of crime,” and “is undermining the foundations of democracy in several Latin American countries.” They conclude that “to be effective, the new paradigm must focus on health and education—not repression.” In other words, legalization!In her 2009 book, Seeds of Terror: How Heroin Is Bankrolling the Taliban and al Qaeda, author Gretchen Peters solidly documents how after eight years in Afghanistan these groups are now earning a half billion dollars annually to support their... (more)

Tags: education, brazil, mexico, afghanistan, drug legalization, terrorists

Let's Hear It For The Boy

By Glenn T, published on Sep 8, 2009

...that, you men are probably nodding your heads and you women are smiling to yourselves in the global fraud that you have successfully perpetrated. But alas, you’ve been betrayed by one class of the sisterhood that, despite an almost universal attractiveness and, in many cases, high level of education, loses all perspective and judgment around their chosen type of man. Behold the Athletic Supporter. Of course, I don’t mean the elastic protective device used by male athletes the world over to protect the family jewels from harm – although the parallels are both entertaining and... (more)

Tags: carmen electra, gay, education, sex


By Seema Upadhyay, published on Sep 3, 2009

... families of surrogate women of Anand and nearby villages by ensuring suitable compensation for them. She has set up a team of people which includes counselors and financial advisors who guide the illiterate surrogate women to save and use their money smartly. She has also set up a fund for the education of the children of these women.

To know why foreigners and now even Indian couples flock to Anand for Surrogacy; I decided to speak to Dr. Nayna Patel. Here is an excerpt of the Q&A:

Q: Who should opt for surrogacy?

A: Any woman who has infertility problems due ... (more)

Tags: australia, california, education, sex

Funk And Soul Royalty Presided Over Long Beach Funk Fest

By Ricky Ricardo, published on Sep 1, 2009

...set up in the Kid’s Zone for the young ones to “EXPRESS THEMSELVES.” An opportunity drawing featuring some fabulous prizes such as music gear, Aquarium of The Pacific tickets, gift certificates, gift baskets, and clothing’s with 100% of the proceeds going towards music education programs in Long Beach. DJ’s at the Amoeba Records booth played tunes that resulted in dancer’s free-styling on the dance floor. If that wasn’t enough funk for you- an art exhibit by George Clinton presented by Getdown Entertainment were prominently on display in the Phantom ... (more)

Tags: california, music, education

Literarily Speaking With Poet Balthazar Nzomono-balenda

By boomergirl, published on Aug 21, 2009

...Can you tell us what you mean when you became interested in poetry by “accident”?

Balthazar: I became interested in poetry by accident in 2003, when I was following the basic 10th school. I was on my way to the HF (Higher Preparatory Examination) in an Adult education center, in the northern part of Denmark. I was underestimated by study consolers who didn’t think my Danish was good enough and they didn’t even think that I was able to handle the Higher Preparatory Examination, which is a 2-year general upper secondary program building on to ... (more)

Tags: religion, education

A Christian Analysis Of Atheism, Part 2

By FMeekins, published on Aug 17, 2009

...telling them.Of those failing to be persuaded by the evidence, Psalms 14:1 says, “The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.” Webster’s defines fool as “a person devoid of reason or intelligence.” Either the educated person assents to the reality of God or his so-called “education” is not worth the value of the parchment the big-shot degree is printed upon.If the skeptic still refuses to abandon atheism in light of the objective evidence, one is left with no alternative but to drag out the rotten fruits produced by this faulty system in terms of ruined lived and... (more)

Tags: christianity, jesus, education, china

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