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Jul 28, 2013 Student’s home-schooling highlights debate over Va. religious exemption law

QUOTE: Powell’s family encapsulates the debate over the long-standing law, with his parents earnestly trying to provide an education that reflects their beliefs and their eldest son objecting that without any structure or official guidance, children are getting shortchanged. Their disagreement, at its core, is about what they think is most essential that children learn — and whether government, or families, should define that.

Washington Post
Dec 14, 2012 It's 'slime' time in college football

QUOTE: Western Kentucky, a school with mediocre athletics and apparently, sub-mediocre standards, has turned to a person who lied to his last employer about the nature of an accident involving the mistress he allegedly hired to a university position she was unqualified to hold.

CNN (Cable News Network)
Oct 14, 2012 Christian Group Finds Gay Agenda in an Anti-Bullying Day

QUOTE: The program, started 11 years ago by the Southern Poverty Law Center and now in more than 2,500 schools, was intended as a way to break up cliques and prevent bullying. But this year, the American Family Association, a conservative evangelical group, has called the project “a nationwide push to promote the homosexual lifestyle in public schools”...

New York Times
Dec 20, 2011 Finding Fault in the Palestinian Messages That Aren’t So Public

QUOTE: For years, many Israeli and Palestinian analysts have said that what Palestinian leaders tell their own people in their own language — as opposed to English-language statements tailored to opinion in the rest of the world — is the truest reflection of their actual beliefs. This has had the effect of further entrenching the sides to the conflict and undermining confidence that it can ever be resolved.

New York Times
Oct 23, 2009 Are Teacher Colleges Turning out Mediocrity?

QUOTE: while "Who's teaching my kid?" is an important question for parents to ask, there may be an equally essential (and rarely remarked upon) question — "Who's teaching my kid's teachers?"

Time Magazine
Sep 24, 2009 Schumpeter: The pedagogy of the privileged

QUOTE: This has been a year of sackcloth and ashes for the world’s business schools. Critics have accused them of churning out jargon-spewing economic vandals. Many professors have accepted at least some of the blame for the global catastrophe.

Nov 25, 2007 The Truth About Lying: Our Lives Are Filled With Untruths. But Why Do We Lie, And How Can We Tell When Others Are Full of It?

QUOTE: So many reasons to lie. So many ways to lie. How do we cut through the thick crust of deception....When it comes to teaching the art of detecting deception, Ekman is the man. His 1985 book "Telling Lies" is a benchmark work on the topic, and he has tested the lie-detection ability of more than 12,000 people...

Washington Post
Oct 18, 2007 Birth Control Allowed for Maine Middle Schoolers

QUOTE: “This is really a violation of parents’ rights,” Peter Doyle, a Portland resident, told the committee. “If there were a constitutional challenge, you guys would be at risk of a lawsuit.”

New York Times
Oct 11, 2007 Report Recounts Horrors of Youth Boot Camps

QUOTE: Reports of abuse of troubled young people in privately run boot camps and other residential treatment centers are widespread, with examples numbering in the thousands, according to a federal report released Wednesday. The report also found that managers of these programs, which are largely unregulated, faced little or no punishment for their actions.

New York Times
Jul 08, 2007 Summer Reading Title Prompts Resistance From Parents, Not Students (The Island)

QUOTE: Commack High School thought it was doing incoming sophomores a favor by adding “The Perks of Being a Wallflower,” a slender and popular $14 paperback, to its summer reading list .... Now “Perks” has been attacked as overly graphic — make that pornographic — by the parents of some Commack 10th graders.

New York Times
Jun 20, 2007 Are B-Schools Hiding the Cheaters?: Want to know where business students are cheating? Many schools have honor codes, but it's not easy to find out when they're broken

QUOTE: With the controversy surrounding the cheating scandal at Duke University's Fuqua School of Business, a prospective business school student might be inclined to take a closer look at just how often cheating occurs at some top B-schools. But if you're of that mind, be prepared to encounter some roadblocks along the way.

Apr 03, 2007 Mission: Social Responsibility: A U.N. initiative to promote business ethics is readying a set of principles. It could change the way B-schools operate

QUOTE: In July, 2000, the U.N. launched the U.N. Global Compact, an initiative to encourage responsible business practices worldwide. The program developed principles for responsible investment and now has more than 3,800 participants, including more than 2,900 businesses in 100 countries...Members developing the principles envision that business schools will reassert their commitment to teaching business ethics and address issues of human rights, labor, environment, and corruption.

Dec 07, 2006 Frequent fliers: Albemarle okays religious mail

QUOTE: School have two choices, says Kent Willis, director of the ACLU of Virginia: prohibit any distribution of material by outside nonprofits or allow all materials to be distributed. "The real issue is viewpoint discrimination," he explains. For instance, schools can't allow YMCA basketball league to send home fliers but refuse one for Bible school or the gay-straight alliance.

Apr 18, 2005 Students paid for tattling on peers

QUOTE: Last month's school shooting in Minnesota has stirred interest in organized "snitch" programs that pay students for telling on classmates who carry guns or drugs or violate school rules.

Jan 23, 2005 A Break in Class for the Bible Faces Challenges

QUOTE: For 65 years, weekday Bible classes have been part of the fabric of growing up in this town of 24,000 in Augusta County and in a score of other small towns and hamlets in rural Virginia. It is such an accepted tradition that 80 to 85 percent of the first-, second- and third-graders in Staunton participate. But now, the practice is being challenged by a group of parents who have asked the School Board to end or modify weekday religious education.

Washington Post
Feb 14, 2003 Ethics moves to head of class

QUOTE: In between getting to know each other, students for the first time will take a 10-day course that includes a sobering dose of business ethics, values and corporate responsibility.

Chicago Tribune
Aug 12, 2002 Livestock Tests Chasing Cheats From State Fairs

QUOTE: At fairgrounds across the country, cheating in the mid-1990's prompted leaders of the 4-H and the Future Farmers of America to concede that junior livestock competition often was no longer good, clean, character-building fun.

New York Times
Aug 04, 2002 When It Comes to Ethics, B-schools Get An F

QUOTE: Ever since Enron, business schools ...have been forced to face the fact that they have failed to produce honest brokers.

Washington Post
Jul 08, 2001 Teachers Mull Paper-swapping

QUOTE: ...the Supreme Court has agreed to decide if swapping papers to correct them violates students' privacy rights.

Washington Post
May 27, 2001 Is Honor Up for Grabs? Education Isn't About Surveillance

QUOTE: The emphasis was on the ineffectiveness of U-Va.'s anachronistic "code," rather than the knottier moral question of its students' "honor."

Washington Post