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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
Aug 04, 2012 Against Enthusiasm: The epidemic of niceness in online book culture.

QUOTE: The problem with Liking is that it’s a critical dead-end, a conversation nonstarter. It’s opinion without evidence—or, really, posture without opinion....A better literary culture would be one that's not so dependent on personal esteem and mutual reinforcement. It would not treat offense or disagreement as toxic.

Jun 27, 2010 Online Bullies Pull Schools Into the Fray

QUOTE: Affronted by cyberspace’s escalation of adolescent viciousness, many parents are looking to schools for justice, protection, even revenge. But many educators feel unprepared or unwilling to be prosecutors and judges.

New York Times
Aug 10, 2009 Facebook can threaten relationships, study says ( Capsule)

QUOTE: ...Facebook could be ruining your relationship and driving you toward compulsively jealous behavior.

Los Angeles Times
Jul 23, 2009 Chinese-American Children Sent to Live With Kin Abroad Face a Tough Return

QUOTE: The phenomenon of American-born children who spend their infancy in China has been known for years to social workers, who say it is widespread and worrying....Their repeatedly disrupted attachments to family members “could potentially add up to a mental health crisis for some immigrant communities,” Dr. Bohr wrote in an article in May in The Infant Mental Health Journal.

New York Times
Jan 15, 2008 Book Smarts Lacking On Gender Equality

QUOTE: [The Dangerous Book for Boys and The Daring Book for Girls] also serve as a reminder that we still haven't figured out what gender equality means or how to prepare kids to live it in the world they will assume.

Washington Post
Jan 18, 2007 Help, I’m Surrounded by Jerks

QUOTE: He and others say that rather than seeing the office curmudgeon or the post office nitpicker as the sum of their most wretched behavior, it is better to think of them as full people, even to empathize with them, if only to maintain some sense of control.

New York Times
Apr 19, 2005 When the school bus becomes a scary place

QUOTE: In the United States, about 160,000 children miss school every day for fear of being bullied, according to the National Association of School Psychologists. Some of these children endure rides on buses where bullies have the run.

Christian Science Monitor
Mar 14, 2004 Authors admit faking blurbs on 'dire' books

QUOTE: British authors mislead readers by writing favourable endorsements for the covers of other people's novels when they have not read the book - or even dislike its content.

Daily Telegraph
Mar 08, 2004 Board Stiffs

QUOTE: So why did the directors — who were being paid to look after shareholders' interests — turn out to be such pushovers?

New Yorker