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Drill and Kill: The Perversity of Test-Based Education

by Douglas S. Reed | Sep 16, 2013 | Culture

(Source: Wikipedia) Schools today are little concerned with play, fun, or enjoyment. Whether it’s getting rid of recess or cutting back on art and music, the dominance of test-based accountability in U.S. schools is increasingly driving “non-tested” subjects—music, arts, gym, drama—out of the curriculum. And the effects are significant: often these subjects keep kids engaged […]

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‘Tech’ Is Misnomer for Internet Giants

by Darwin Bondgraham | Sep 16, 2013 | Economy, Media

(New “Mad Men” Sergey Brin and Larry Page | Source: Creative Commons) The British humorist Douglas Adams once summed up the trajectory of computers and the internet in four teleological sentences: “First, we thought the PC was a calculator. Then we found out how to turn numbers into letters with ASCII—and we thought it was […]

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All God’s Children

by Yuko Narushima | Sep 1, 2013 | Books

  The Child Catchers: Rescue, Trafficking and the New Gospel of Adoption, by journalist Kathryn Joyce, forces readers to question just whose needs are satisfied by adoption, driven as it is now by conservative Christians and a dangerous desire to do good. Joyce unpacks a multibillion-dollar transnational industry that is manufacturing orphans to satisfy the […]

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Fox News Punks Bill O’Reilly

by Peter Lindstrom | Aug 15, 2013 | Media, Politics

(Lauren Green and Reza Aslan | Source: Fox News) By now everyone has heard about what happened when Reza Aslan, author of Zealot, was interviewed by Fox News’ Lauren Green. Aslan’s book is an account of the historic Jesus and had been doing brisk business so Aslan’s was on a media tour. It so happens […]

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13 Things Everyone Would Know If We Really Did Have Liberal Media

by David Akadjian | Aug 7, 2013 | Culture, Media, Politics

(Reince Priebus | Wikipedia/Creative Commons) Reince Priebus (and apparently many others) still thinks there’s a liberal media. While I share Priebus’ frustration with the media, as a liberal, I’d like to go on record and state that the media isn’t focusing on issues I care about. They seem to be far more focused on entertainment […]

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