Monthly Archives: February 2013

Paulo Freire on equality

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Transforming lives through inclusive education

“Just imagine a world where all children are included and involved.  Where their talents are celebrated, where their contributions are recognized.” – Anthony Lake UNICEF Executive Director “Inclusive education does not require special schools, care, expensive materials or specialized expertise.  … Continue reading

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Is Anything More Important Than Teaching Compassion?

Teaching school children happiness, empathy, altruism and compassion has proven beneficial results for classroom learning as a whole, says Vinciane Rycroft. Is there enough time in the day to teach empathy?  Does it have to be taught separately?  Being empathetic … Continue reading

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GOOD: “Our Education System Isn’t Broken, It’s Designed to Create Winners and Losers”

A really poignant article highlighting the inequity manifested within U.S education.  Sadly, our Canadian educational system shares many similarities. “How will we shift our language, thinking, and focus to build new systems of education that fully and equitably fund schools … Continue reading

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‘Simpsons’ Oscar-Nominated Short Takes A Swipe At Education System

“The Longest Daycare” packs witty and topical swipes at the country’s education system into its four minutes and 30 seconds. The story sends Maggie, the Simpson family’s youngest child, to daycare, where she’s checked for lice, screened for weapons and … Continue reading

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School “Breaks Barriers” for Kids with Disabilities

School “Breaks Barriers” for Kids with Disabilities When I first read this tweet I was really excited to see what barriers were being broken.  Seconds into the video I was extremely disappointed when I realized the focus on the clip … Continue reading

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Perspective

“There are no facts, only interpretations.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche A highly debatable quote. Can it be applied to every situation in life? Is it a cop-out or a profound perspective?

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Indiana teacher wants straight prom because LGBT people have no ‘purpose’

A special education teacher from Sullivan, Indiana is joining a group of students, parents and other Christians in the community who are calling for a prom that bans LGBT people because she says they have no “purpose in life.” “We … Continue reading

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A Long Struggle for Equality in Schools

“Looking back at the school desegregation case he took as a young lawyer, Rubin Salter Jr. sees a pile of wasted money and squandered opportunities. After almost four decades in court and nearly $1 billion in public spending, little has … Continue reading

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