Education

22.11.2017

Beirut, protest against AUB Terminating 13 Master’s Students Scholarships

Beirut, protest against AUB Terminating 13 Master’s Students Scholarships

On Monday evening, November 20th , the American University of Beirut gave Dean’s Warnings and terminated the tuition waivers of six graduate students who work at AUB as Graduate Assistants and were protesting for fair work conditions. On Tuesday morning, this number increased to 11 students and counting. Without their… »

05.11.2017

Beyond “Ps & Qs”. The profound wonder of thankfulness

Beyond “Ps & Qs”. The profound wonder of thankfulness

“Whenever you find great strength, joy, and kindness in your heart, or when you feel free and without contradictions, immediately be internally thankful. When you find yourself in opposite circumstances, ask with faith, and the gratitude you have accumulated will return to you transformed and amplified in benefit.” Silo’s wise… »

25.10.2017

Fisher Folk Children get Free Education at Humanist School in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh

Fisher Folk Children get Free Education at Humanist School in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh

Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. With the longest unbroken stretch of sandy beach in the world, Cox’s Bazar is Bangladesh’s most popular tourist spot. Located by the Bay of Bengal, Bangladeshis and foreigners flock to Cox’s Bazar to enjoy the golden sand, surf waves and majestic cliffs, see colorful pagodas,… »

05.09.2017

Limited enrollment and quality university education

Limited enrollment and quality university education

After completing an undergraduate degree in Political Science in Milan, I continued to study in England and I am now finishing a doctorate program at the University of Sheffield. I can therefore participate in the debate on limited enrollment in universities in Italy, using my experiences in both countries. I… »

22.08.2017

Note To Colleagues At My New School Focusing On The Myth Of American Innocence

Note To Colleagues At My New School Focusing On The Myth Of American Innocence

The missive below was sent to my colleagues at Point Arena Community Charter School in Calfiornia, U.S.A. They are preparing to blend their theme for the year (Mythology, Magic and Mystery) with the curriculum. Parents will also be made privy to the email. Perhaps this will help. A society that… »

16.07.2017

Pentagon Recruiting Playbook Revealed

Pentagon Recruiting Playbook Revealed

By Pat Elder Ominous developments in three states this summer – Oregon, Texas, New Jersey, and one city – Chicago, provide a glimpse into the Pentagon’s new playbook to recruit soldiers from high schools across the country. In brief, the military has been engaged in a robust lobbying campaign to… »

06.07.2017

How Long did it Take to Take this Photo?

How Long did it Take to Take this Photo?

I know it’s not correct to use an interrogative phrase in a title, but there is no other way to open this discussion. We need to open our minds by asking ourselves “How long did it take for human beings to be in capacity to take this photo?” A few… »

20.04.2017

Time to put SEX into sex education

Time to put SEX into sex education

We republish this article which first appeared in the UK publication, ShoutOutUK, by kind permission of the author*.  Although it concerns the situation of sex education in the UK, our readers in other countries may find it thought-provoking. Celebrate sexual pleasure. Combat sexual shame & abuse Sex education in… »

23.03.2017

Tens of Thousands of Argentine Teachers March Amid Nationwide Strike

Tens of Thousands of Argentine Teachers March Amid Nationwide Strike

In Argentina, tens of thousands of teachers marched through the capital Buenos Aires Wednesday as part of a nationwide strike demanding pay raises to keep pace with high inflation. The teachers are outraged over recent comments by President Mauricio Macri disparaging public schools in Argentina. Gabriela Baigorri: “The figure of… »

02.03.2017

Jesica Kessler on Face 2 Face

Jesica Kessler on Face 2 Face

On this show we speak with Jesica Kessler about Somos Ola, a student organization at The New School that promotes debate on Latin American issues. We also discuss Jesica’s participation in a documentary about Rio’s Olympic Games and her involvement with the 2018 Youth Olympics in Buenos Aires. »

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