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Jul 9, 2007
MORALITY COMES FROM BRAIN WIRING?
(May 28, 2007) Neuroscientists are finding evidence that brain wiring contributes to moral concepts. More...
IS DYSLEXIA 'JUST AN EXCUSE FOR PARENTS'?
(May 29, 2007) Professor Julian Elliott, an educational psychologist at Durham University, causes controversy from his assertions that dyslexia is really an "emotional construct," and "an excuse for middle-class parents who did not want their children to be considered low achievers." More...
MOTHER JONES YEAR 2000 REVIEW OF BOOT CAMPS
(Nov. 2000) Bruce Selcraig writes in Mother Jones magazine of the criticisms and ineffectiveness of state boot camps for juveniles.
JUVENILE DELINQUENCY INCREASING
(May 31, 2007) China News reports that juvenile delinquency rates in China are steadily increasing. 90% of the crimes committed by young people are "related with infringement of human rights, infringement of democracy, property offense and offense of social public order."
REPORT ON CORRUPTION IN EDUCATION
(June 7, 2007)A recent UNESCO report, part of the United Nations, released a report by Unesco's international institute for educational planning into ethics and corruption, says education world wide is "plagued by rigged calls for tender, embezzlement, illegal registration fees and academic fraud, among other corrupt practices." The agency expressed concern that the result is millions of children are being shortchanged in their education.
CHILDREN LOSING RIGHT TO ROAM?
(June 15, 2007) A recent UK report concluded that children are missing out on a vital touch with nature through not being allowed to roam freely like past generations due to perceived dangers from traffic and predators. More...
STUDENT SUICIDE RATES INCREASING
(June 15, 2007) The National Police Agency reported in the Japan Times that student suicide rates in 2006 are the highest ever, topped only by Russia in the Group of 8 nations.
AUTISM AND VACCINES GO TO COURT
(June 16, 2007) A special U.S. court is hearing the first case where it is claimed that vaccines caused the disorder. Nine test cases are being heard by the court out of 4,800 similar pending cases, in an attempt to demonstrate whether or not it is likely the autism was caused by vaccines. More...