Seems the new angle on #savethechildren is the belief that secular society is grooming children to be better targets for pedophilia, as this post asserts: https://www.instagram.com/p/CEIKjq7goo5/
In that post, he is referencing https://unesdoc.unesco.org/ark:/48223/pf0000260770 , but I'm not seeing anything that is cause for concern. In my opinion, educating children about sexuality better equips them to protect themselves and others.
Some background: BreadTube is for highlighting far-left (socialist) YouTube producers, but they’re generally not Tankies, who are (as far as I can tell) apologists for some of the worst aspects of the Stalin/Mao/other dear leaders’ regimes.
John Oliver is a perennial favorite on that sub, but now he’s commenting on China, so someone has to step in and save the poor Chinese government from CIA based slander.
Not super spicy, but there’s a bit of popcorn to be had.
College is expensive (suppose this mostly applies to US schools). By getting those easy GenEd classes done online and for cheap, you’ll get the most annoying part of a college degree out of the way for a fraction of the price. Since the state of in-person classes and colleges is up in the air right now, now is the best time to take advantage of a local community college for course credits.
EDIT: Definitely check to see what credits are available for transfer. Gen Ed courses are typically easy to transfer without issue. Certain courses such as a chemistry class for a student wanting to major in Chemistry may be difficult as schools want you to take courses with them instead. Check websites such as assist.org (for California schools) to see if credits are transferable.
I have twin sons. Four years ago, shortly before they graduated from high school, I sat them down and told them that I'm more than happy to completely pay for their educations so they wouldn't need to take out loans. However, I let them know that my financial support was conditional. In order to get my financial support, my sons had to agree to the following:
I imposed these conditions because I often drank to excess myself in college. I needed 3 extra semesters to graduate due to failing quite a few classes.
One of my sons (E) was a huge partier in high school. He told me that my conditions were too harsh and prevented him from having an authentic college experience, whatever that meant. He chose... keep reading on reddit ➡
Most information taught in school is completely redundant and of little practical use. Today in the age of intrrnet, we have access to any piece of information we want, so there is no point in memorising it. If randomly i needed to know the boiling point of ammonia, i wouldn't rely on my memory from 8th grade, within a few clicks i would have it in front of me.
There are already free and certified courses for all types of studies. Rather schools should teach how to better understand what is available online and make sure only accurate and proper information is taken. This will also help students explore on their own and come up with different ideas, not cramming the same paras.
Students should be encouraged to access information on their own and how to do it, this will also make them better understand internet as a whole and all its antiques along with what you can trust and not.
Edit: I dont mean to completely scrape away memorisation. At an elementary level itis important. But cer... keep reading on reddit ➡
Wikipedia is a practically unlimited source of free knowledge which is constantly being monitored by an army of nerds.
The fact that we do not have to pay for access is a miracle.
(Near enough) every article has a full and reliable list of references at the bottom.
I understand that students should be encouraged use the references at the bottom for true research but this is not taught. Students are simply told ‘Stay away from Wikipedia, anyone can change it, it’s completely unreliable’.
For some context, I live in South Africa where Minimum wage is R20.76.
So this past week I got told that the child that I currently Au Pair is getting taken to school (nothing to do with me, he’s struggling with social interactions with kids his age and needs to get back to school after lockdown) so I have been looking for a new job.
I get a message from a mother about an hour ago asking my rates, my hours etc.
I give her the low down, I get paid R49/hour because I have a lot of experience, and I am studying towards an education degree. I had to bring my rates down when I moved here because it’s a smaller town, I was getting up to about R80/hour previously. I can also work full days within reason.
This woman immediately criticized my rate, saying I can’t charge that much here. She then says she has an offer I will not be getting anywhere else, and that I should take it.
She wants to pay me R2000 for working from 7am to 4pm, working with her 8 year old and 3 year old and I wou... keep reading on reddit ➡
NSFW footage in the linked Twitter thread. A 17y/o special education student is upset and tries to walk of campus. Several staff are trying to calm him down and keep him on campus. The SRO intervenes without warning and then tases the student, continuing the use of the taser well after the student is down. He later tells his supervisor that he has no charges to bring against the kid and that he was just "tired of wrestling with him so I popped him." Pretty terrible IMHO.
To be clear, I think this is not just a problem with the officer, but with the school's policy of using officers for this type of thing.
My parents (mostly mom) pushed me to go to an expensive college. My grandparents paid for some of it. My parents had some loans taken out in my name and then took out a big loan in their names. I asked if the school was too expensive and said I didn’t have to go there but my dad said it was ok. I did really well in school and got into a top grad school for my PhD and am now working and saving money. I paid off the loans in my name.
My parents got divorced and my dad took on all the debt in the divorce. One day my dad said “you need to pay that student loan, I’m not going to.” It turns out my parents had not made a single payment on it ever. It racked up crazy interest. They had never even logged in to look at the balance or anything. I’m so irritated that it has been so mismanaged for so many years and at him basically demanding I pay it (not asking).
We have had a ton of conversations about it and they’re going nowhere because we’re completely at odds in our view of the situation... keep reading on reddit ➡
It makes me really sad that there’s such a lack of drug education. I feel that if I had been taught harm reduction and how addiction happens, I could have been able to curb it in high school.
Also, I hate that I can’t be open about my psychedelic use because of the stigma around it. My mom did lsd in college and recently said to me “aren’t lsd, heroin and coke all like the same thing?”. I was dumbfounded. I said, “mom, what? You took acid in college how do you not know the difference” and she said, “yeah well acid is a different drug?” She didn’t even know lsd and acid were the same thing
Hella embarrassing for me but may as well be a big dumb dumb now rather than messing things up later in life from being uneducated.
Update: Y'all are awesome, thanks!
Update 2: So this post kind of blew up. I have been reading through each of the comments and everyone here has actually been really informative and I am very appreciative towards that. I will try to respond to each comment if I get time!
Seriously, in my experience in Middle School and High School, there are so, so, so many kids who either save all the assigned reading until the last second or just look on sparknotes in order to bypass reading such boring and dry books. This leads to them viewing reading as ‘homework’ and something that’s boring, and it’s why so many grow up loathing it and viewing it as something losers do.
Having kids read all the slow, award winning, thematically complex but slow and boring books first is just so wrong on so many levels. It’s like if you show a kid Akira Kurosawa or 1900’s German expressionist movies as their first movies and all their assignments consisted of these types of movies from 6th to 12th grade.
I hated reading until 12th grade when I read the stand on my own choosing and thought it was the best shit I had ever read. I started reading a lot of Stephen King and went wow, these books are super entertaining and fun to read. Reading about a supernatural clown terrorizing a... keep reading on reddit ➡
Edit:I should've specified that I am a non-EU citizen interested in continuing my education(Master degree) in EU preferrably in English, after I finish my bachelor's degree.I apologise for not being precise enough.
My daughter is an incoming freshman at a public university in our state. She is on a soccer scholarship, so her tuition is fully covered for four years. Our son is on track to attend the same school, and if he does, we have enough in his college fund to cover his tuition and expenses. Worst case we could draw from his sister's fund since she likely won't need the money. We don't need the money my parents left me to help with our kids and their college expenses.
My mother passed away back in March, and one of the things she left to me was an account with ~$400K in it that she hoped I would use to pay for my son and daughter's college tuition. I don't know if she was expecting them to change schools or go to grad school. In any case, I am not obligated to use it for that purpose since the actually language in the will only made this a wish and not a requirement.
Since my kids don't need the money, I was planning to use part of it for other things but had no plans to split it with my... keep reading on reddit ➡
Just heard this on the news, but I've been hearing something similar for the past few weeks. If this is what everyone is worried about, then WHERE WAS ALL OF THIS CONCERN BEFORE COVID??
How come my school last year had 1 guidance counselor and 1 rotating nurse (only on campus 2 days a week) for 500 students? Was that taking care of their mental, emotional, and physical wellbeing?
I really wonder because there are countless people advocating for better sexual education at schools and they're right in my opinion. My sexual education was one chapter on reproduction(5 paragraphs) and one 30 minute explanation on contraception. That short lesson was more like; "You can have sex to get children or to not get children and you can avoid it with these items." They totally ignored any reasons to have sex for pleasure or intimacy, insecurities of both sexes, and mental differences. For example, there's only a 10 percent overlap between blood flow to a woman's genitals and how turned on she feels, for men, it's 50 percent. I find that important information to know but apparently sex is just a trivial thing people do according to my school.
Police officers not only have a higher base salary with lower entry requirements but also get a yearly uniform allowance ($1,150), education reimbursement ($6,500) tiered bonus pay (up to $7,612.80), overtime pay, extra duty shifts if they want them, etc.
As a teacher you get the base salary, and if you complete 18 hours of grad school courses (which will cost around $11,000) your yearly salary will increase a whopping $540.00!! (That's not a typo, spend eleven thousand dollars to make your salary go up five hundred forty dollars a year.)
Teachers buy their own supplies and classroom decorations, year after year... I can only dream about the things I could get for my students with a $1,150.00 per year classroom supply budget.
But my BIG THING... keep reading on reddit ➡