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Love Lust And Laughter – 02.06.18

Dr. Mark Schoen, a sex educator and filmmaker, last here last year, returned. His website www.SexSmartFilms.com is the Netflix of sex education! Indeed, this website is a sex educator’s dream come true! There are some 600 films on the site – including sensate focus exercises, the science of orgasms, the true story of how babies are made, the science of attraction, and …

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The Infectious Myth – Guns and Title IX Sexual Assault Investigations – 10.03.17

Triggered by the Las Vegas massacre David addresses the need for gun control (not gun abolition) in the United States, which should annoy US conservatives. And he sides with Betsy DeVos over the problems with Title IX investigations into sexual assault, which have led to several successful lawsuits by men expelled from universities without receiving anything close to due process, …

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Corporal punishment is still legal in US public schools in 19 states

SOCIETY FOR RESEARCH IN CHILD DEVELOPMENT More than 160,000 children were disciplined using corporal punishment in public schools in the United States in the 2011-2012 school year, according to data recently released by the U.S. Department of Education. School corporal punishment, which typically involves striking a child with a wooden board or paddle, is currently legal in public schools in …

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James B. Steele and Lance Williams – WHO GOT RICH OFF THE STUDENT DEBT CRISIS

A generation ago, Congress privatized a student loan program intended to give more Americans access to higher education. In its place, lawmakers created another profit center for Wall Street and a system of college finance that has fed the nation’s cycle of inequality. Step by step, Congress has enacted one law after another to make student debt the worst kind of …

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Shahien Nasiripour – The Feds Don’t Care If You Dropped Out of College. They Want Their Money Back

When it comes to collecting on student loans, the U.S. Department of Education treats college dropouts the same as Ivy League graduates: They just want the money back. New data show the perils of that approach. Dropouts who took out loans to finance the degrees they ultimately didn’t obtain often end up worse off for attending college. Unlike their peers who …

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Carrie Barron M.D – The Silent Epidemic: Young Men Dropping Out of College

The statistics are disconcerting. Over the past decade, about 30% of young men have dropped out of college during their freshman year (Hartley). For those who remained, 38% completed their bachelor’s degree in four years and 58% finished within six.  (National Center for Education Statistics). According to researchers, the struggles of male college freshmen have not changed much through the …

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Scientific Proof Kindness Makes You Smarter, Stronger And Happier

What if the cure for your cold was opening a door for a complete stranger? Or watering your neighbor’s roses while they are away on vacation when you notice them wilting? How about stopping your headache by putting some spare change in someone’s parking meter when it is about to expire? Or, reversing inflammatory joint pain by letting someone cut in front …

Jennifer Berkshire – How Parents May Be Signing Their Children’s Rights Away by Enrolling Them in Charter Schools

Here’s a question for you: If you dramatically scale up schools in which students have fewer rights than students who attend traditional public schools, with what do you end up? If you answered “more students with fewer rights,” congratulations — you have won the opportunity to learn more on this important, yet little discussed topic. Dr. Preston Green [3] is a professor …

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Ask Beatty – 02.01.16

February is Teen Dating Prevention month. The incidence of physical, sexual, psychological and emotional abuse that occurs in teen dating relationships is on the rise. In fact 1in 3 teens are victims of relationship abuse of one kind or another. When are adults and our educational institutions going to take this problem seriously and implement ongoing substantial preventative relationship education programs instead of continually lamenting the problem after the fact? Also, listen to what Beatty has to say about Hillary Clinton and what Canada is doing in the schools to educate children as young as 5 about relationships!

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Dustin Beilke – Obama Administration Enables Billionaire Takeover of America’s Public Schools

With the Walton billionaires doubling down [3] in their efforts to accelerate the charter school industry and with the Netflix CEO, Reed Hastings, throwing in $100 million [4] to privatize traditional public schools, one might think that the U.S. Department of Education would be a major line of defense for America’s public schools educating the most underserved students or even a bold investor in …