Category: Children

Pete Dolack: Dump the Kid And Get Back To Work

The presidential campaign season is well underway in the United States, and never in human history will more money be spent to say less. And only 16 more months to go. A perennial favorite of the worst electoral system money can buy is the race among the candidates to be the most in favor of motherhood and apple pie

Jana Kasperkevic: More than half of US public school students live in poverty

Want to know the real state of the US economy? Visit a local public school and find out how many student qualify for free or reduced-price lunches

Derek Summerfield: If children’s lives are precious, which children?

The question is whether we are willing to pay the price of extending to all the world’s children the sensibilities we apply to our own

Cynthia Peters: Parents: This Is How They Mess with our Minds

Raising a child in a moral way is not just up to parents, its up to society

Frank Breslin: Standardized Testing and the Third Reich

Teachers are morally conflicted by the utter mindlessness and the coarsening effect of what they are forced to put children through. They cannot even imagine the kind of mentality of an Education Secretary of a modern civilized nation who could inflict such untold damage on a generation of children

David Swanson: If Iraq Were in Central America

If Gaza were in Maryland, would the United States still provide the weapons for bombing the homes there?

Paul Rosenberg: Mismanagement, Abuse in Charter Schools

The predictable perils of turning education into a poorly regulated business

Juan Cole: Boko Haram and the Lord’s Resistance Army

The horrific story of the kidnapping of nearly 300 girls from their school in Borno Province, northeastern Nigeria, by the Boko Haram terrorist group has again underlined the problem of violent fundamentalism in Africa

: You Get What You Pay For Amerika. Mass Society. Mass Shootings. Chemical Lobotomy.

You Get What You Pay For Amerika. Mass Society. Mass Shootings. Chemical Lobotomy.   29-31 December 2012, 1-2 January 2013 Jonathan ©. Gillis One looks up at the sky on a clear night, and observes the vast ocean of space and the island(s) of stars; the wonder of seeing a picture of the past, while Read more…

Ramzy Baroud: The Children Are Still Dying: Violence is Not News

Somewhere in my home I have a set of photo albums I rarely go near. I fear the flood of cruel memories that might be evoked from looking at the countless photos I took during a trip to Iraq. Many of the pictures are of children who developed rare forms of cancer as a result Read more…

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