Category: Education

Money and Behaviour *

Wise Up Journal 30.05.2010 The following excerpt was written by John Taylor Gatto, the New York...

UC Berkeley Asking Incoming Students For DNA

KTVU 18.05.2010 BERKELEY, Calif. — UC Berkeley is adding something a little different this year in its welcome package — cotton swabs for a DNA sample. In the past, incoming freshman and transfer students have...

Parents Angry Over CCTV In School Toilets

Sky News 09.03.2010 By Roddy Mansfield Outraged parents have hit out at a school in Birmingham after pupils discovered CCTV cameras in the school’s toilets. Youngsters at Grace Academy in Chelmsley Wood claim they returned...

Students brains ‘rewired’ by the internet

Telegraph 11.02.2010 Experts say the internet encourages users to dart between pages instead of concentrating on one source such as a book, the traditional staple of student research. This new ‘associative’ thinking...

The Meaningless-ization Of History School Books

Wise Up Journal 26.01.2010 From the book Underground History of American Education By John Taylor Gatto (Three times New York teacher of the year) The Ideology Of The Text [Chapter 3] Looking back on the original period of...

Does having children contribute to climate change?

Telegraph 18.11.2009 A new UN report suggests that slowing population growth could help combat climate change. Do you think that having less children could help us save the planet? The United Nations Population Fund said if...

MEPs call for compulsory ‘EU lessons’ in schools *

Telegraph 15.10.2009 By Leigh Phillips MEPs are calling for school pupils to be forced to take European Union lessons to counter “lies” about Brussels. Leaders of the centre-right EPP grouping in the European...