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The Test Score Racket

It is time to acknowledge that the fashionable theory of school reform—requiring that pay and job security for teachers, principals and administrators depend on their students’ standardized test scores—is at best a well-intentioned mistake, and at worst nothing but a racket.

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Chlamydia Climbing

Here’s a bit of bad news for the sexually active: Chlamydia infections in the U.S. reached an all-time high in 2010 with 1.3 million cases reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That’s the largest number ever reported for any condition, the agency says. (more)

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Changing No Child Left Behind

President Barack Obama’s administration has called for an overhaul of George W. Bush’s No Child Left Behind education law, mitigating the ridiculous focus on standardized tests with an approach that takes into consideration student attendance and classrooms’ learning climates.

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Lying to Our Children

Education Secretary Arne Duncan feels that “we’re lying to our children” when we accept low student achievement standards, a policy that sees many states promoting children to the next grade despite being inept at reading and math. Also, Santa isn’t real.

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Banking Collapse Lands on America’s Schools

One of the worst casualties of the Iraq war and the Wall Street failures is the U.S. public school system, which is central to the nation’s economic, intellectual and social health. With financial resources being consumed, education cuts are on the way. Thank you, John McCain and President George W. Bush.

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We Must Learn Again

The author takes aim at the shortcomings of the contemporary American educational system, laments the current state of arts education, and wonders what exactly schools are preparing younger generations to do—and become.

Posted on Apr 4, 2007 READ MORE


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Fertility Clinics Offer Brave New World

Doctors on the frontier of in vitro fertilization now offer to test embryos for predisposition to treatable cancers and other ailments using the same technique that detects some serious childhood maladies.  As scientists learn more about the code that builds human life, critics warn of an age when the wealthy will be able to buy a healthier brood.

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PETA Exposes Taser Tests on Pigs

The animal rights organization has obtained video footage of pigs being stunned with Taser guns as part of a Pentagon nonlethal weapons testing program. (This video is not for the queasy.)

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