Archive for the 'Education' Category

ISAAC ASIMOV ON LIFE-LONG LEARNING…

April 16th, 2014

From Brain Pickings… MOYERS: Do you think we can educate ourselves, that any one of us, at any time, can be educated in any subject that strikes our fancy? ASIMOV: The key words here are “that strikes our fancy.” There are some things that simply don’t strike my fancy, and I doubt that I can […]

SENTENCED TO THE STOCKS IN 2014…

April 14th, 2014

Bullying, it’s not just for the play ground…

SCHOOL STABBINGS AT FRANKLIN HIGH SCHOOL…

April 10th, 2014

I wrote in a comment to today’s Not The Marietta Times: Now, I find this interesting… While I was doing a search for general hits on the Marietta Times a few minutes ago, I found that the No. 1 News Story was Teen stabs 22 at Pittsburgh-area high school. Because I expected that the pro-gun […]

A BINARY VIEW OF CULTURE…

April 10th, 2014

Ta-Nehisi Coates writes: People who take a strict binary view of culture (“culture of privilege = awesome; culture of poverty = fail”) are afflicted by the provincialism of privilege and thus vastly underestimate the dynamism of the greater world. They extoll “middle-class values” to the ignorance and exclusion of all others. To understand, you must […]

RESTORATIVE VS. PUNITIVE JUSTICE…

April 8th, 2014

At one of my schools we are having a discussion about the value of restorative justice in the school environment beginning from an article titled: Syracuse school board: ‘Restorative justice’ is the path to improving school discipline, which includes links to a New York Times Op-Ed and a further discussion at the Seeds Of Peace […]

RUPERT MURDOCH POSSESSED BY SATAN…

March 19th, 2014

Just last evening I was discussing Cosmos with one of my students and remarked that I was not all that happy that the show was controlled by Rupert Murdoch and his Fox Broadcasting company. We were discussing the segment focusing on Giordano Bruno’s story. I remember Carl Sagan discussing Copernicus and Tycho Brahe in the […]

ROLDO RIGHTS ON DON’T BE FOOLED AGAIN…

March 16th, 2014

Roldo Bartimole writes: There’s question whether P.T. said that there was a sucker born every minute and someone to take him. But there’s truth in the saying. And we’ll all be put to the test soon. The campaign to sell the sin tax will be slick but will avoid the promising lies it told before. […]

ROLDO RIGHTS ON PLAYING HARDBALL…

March 13th, 2014

Roldo Bartimole writes: Leases are made to be broken. Ask Gateway and the team owners that use its facilities. Sometimes it’s even laughable how lease can be broken or corrupted. I’ll call it the 57,500 square foot heist or lease alteration. In 1993, I wrote this question: “How would you like to get 57,500 square […]

ROLDO RIGHTS ON WHAT THE RICH WANT …

March 10th, 2014

Roldo Bartimole writes: The answer to the headline’s question is ANYTHING THEY CAN GET. And then some. The greed of all major league sports teams knows no bounds. And they have escaped real scrutiny by the entire nation’s media – from the New York Times to Sports Illustrated and everything in between. I have been […]

ROLDO RIGHTS ON WE CAN SAY NO

March 4th, 2014

Roldo Bartimole writes: The tax ‘em and tax ‘em again propagandists have settled on their theme for the May 6th tax vote. It’s the gun-to-the-head-Joe-Roman strategy. Your head. Voters, the bosses at the Greater Cleveland Partnership say, if we don’t pass this tax we’ll still have to pay the piper. We’ll have to use money […]

ROLDO RIGHTS ON PLAIN DEALER PANDERING…

March 2nd, 2014

[To see the 5 February 1996 edition of Point Of View (Vol. 28 nos. 9 & 10) follow the link and then download the PDF version of the issue to your Adobe Acrobat reader. JH] Roldo Bartimole writes: I wish every civic or government class in every high school in our area would put their […]

AWESOME…?*

February 22nd, 2014

Via Zen Pencils… Previously… *I like Green, but he should loose the This Machine Kills Fascists sticker on his laptop. Woody Guthrie had a concept and I’ll give Pete Seeger a pass as righteous homage, but everyone else, you’re just sad. And, oh, about awesome. (Yeah, OK, Louis C.K. was talking about amazing, but you […]

ROLDO RIGHTS ON RESELLING SIN-TAX LIES…

February 20th, 2014

Roldo Bartimole writes: Don’t you love the way the downtown gang holds together. When Alan Glazen told the truth about the sin tax lies he brought all hell down upon him I guess. He said the promises of the campaign were simply made up. A bitter letter appeared in the Plain Dealer Feb. 19th decrying […]

FIVE HOURS A NIGHT, JUST PLAIN GONE…

February 15th, 2014

Hey Gavin, I’ve been working boring jobs and playing video games my entire life. I’ve been toying around with the idea of being a musician since high school, but never had the confidence to step out of my comfort zone and actually try my hand at creating music professionally. Then I ran into Zen Pencils. […]

BRAIN DISORDER OR PARENTAL DISORDER…?

February 15th, 2014

Psychiatrist Jennifer Harris recently pointed out that today, “many clinicians find it easier to tell parents their child has a brain-based disorder than to suggest parenting changes.” p. 86 [From A Rush To Medicate Young Minds.] From Boys Adrift by Leonard Sax Previously… Found in my electronic chapbook.

THE GREAT BATHS… REALLY…?

February 12th, 2014

Via Zen Pencils… Previously…

VIDEO GAMES UP… PROCREATION DOWN…

February 6th, 2014

A young man at college today has unprecedented sexual opportunities. Unlike his father or grandfather, he is likely attending a school where men are outnumbered by women. Even boys who are not the best-looking or particularly popular now have an excellent chance of finding a woman to date. Nevertheless, as the New York Times reported […]

THE FIRST REVOLUTION…

February 5th, 2014

Via Zen Pencils… Previously…

VIDEO GAMES UP… BOYS’ GRADES DOWN…

January 27th, 2014

Every investigator [Sax’s endnote at this point, No. 16, page 237, cites five studies and provides links to The Guardian and the original government report (which is now decommissioned but may be accessible in an archive). JH] who has correlated the amount of time that a child or adolescent or young adult spends playing video […]

SPANISH GRAMMAR, FROM A TEXT BOOK…? FEH…!

January 21st, 2014

…the agony of defeat is lessened by the comforting knowledge that [the boy] can just hit “Restart” and play [the game] all over again… and again. Today, any boy with a high-speed Internet connection can play in real time against another gamer across town or on the other side of the planet. Sophisticated headsets allow […]

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