TIL Socrates was very worried that the increasing use of books in education would have the effect of ruining students' ability to memorise things. We only remember this now because Plato wrote it down.
Students whose sex ed programs teach abstinence as the only way to protect sexual health have less favorable attitudes toward condoms and are more likely to have unprotected sex than students who learn safe sexual practices. Abstinence-only sex education programs do not stop minors from having sex.
From ‘barely surviving’ to thriving: Ontario basic income recipients report less stress, better health. The three-year pilot project, which began last summer, is testing whether no-strings-attached cash support can boost health, education and housing for people living in poverty.
TIL that the difference between farther and further is that "farther" refers to an actual physical distance, while "further" is used in a distance that cannot be really observed and measured. For example "He furthered his education", and "The homes were farther apart ".
A study has found that people with the lowest social class scores—those with less income, less education, and more worries about money—scored about twice as high on the wise reasoning scale as those in the highest social class
A new Johns Hopkins study found that the annual economic impact of child sexual abuse in the U.S. was approximately $9.3 billion (in 2015) and includes costs associated with health care, child welfare, special education, violence and crime, suicide and survivor productivity losses.
22 year old DACA recipient weighs in. "Came here at 4. Grew up through the US education system, never left the US. I pay taxes, I have my own place as of last month, great lifelong friends and a fantastic GF, but now I'm forced to say goodbye to everyone I've ever known and start a new life"
Almost one million families to be hit by Theresa May's plan to end free school lunches, think tank warns - The Prime Minister has been branded "the lunch snatcher" over plans which the Education Policy Institute claims could cost hard-working families up to £440 a year
Dem Congressman: "Legalizing recreational marijuana across the United States would raise $7 billion in taxes per year. The Republicans who say that America is 'broke' when talking about healthcare and education should get behind the Marijuana Justice Act."
You mean, I would be *forced* to live in a Scandinavian country where health care is a guaranteed right, education won't put you $100k in debt, and has the highest Quality of Life rating in the world? Ok, I begrudgingly accept.
@brianschatz on Twitter: "Democrats do not have their own version of Joe Arpaio or Don Blankenship or Roy Moore. Our “extremists” just want everyone have education, healthcare, and housing."
Meet your new a Secretary of Education: billionaire, creationist, charter school advocate, she's anti-gay marriage, daughter of Amway founder, sister of Blacwater CEO, she is the largest donor to the worst Religious Right hate groups. Making America Great Again!
(1944) After WWII FDR planned to implement a second bill of rights that would include the right to employment with a livable wage, adequate housing, healthcare, and education, but he died before the war ended and the bill was never passed. [2:00]
My teenage daughter came home from school and she was blazing mad. “We had sex education today, dad and you lied to me! You told me if I have sex before my sixteenth birthday, my boyfriend will die!” I put down my newspaper, looked at her and said…
You know what I consider a "shit-hole" country? A country where visiting the ER costs thousands, where cancer can mean both bankruptcy and a death sentence, a country where education costs more than most people's mortgage & a country where cops can gun down black men and face no justice. Fuck Trump!
Laura Bridgman, the first deaf-blind American child to gain a significant education in the English language, fifty years before the more famous Helen Keller. Boston, Massachusetts, c.1845.
TIL that a school in Poland is named after an Indian Maharaja, in honour of him providing shelter and free education to hundreds of Polish women and children after they had to escape Poland due to the World War 2.
My teenage daughter came home from school and she was blazing mad. “We had sex education today dad and you lied to me! You told me if I have sex before my sixteenth birthday, my boyfriend will die!” I put down my newspaper, looked at her and said…
US teen birth rate drops to all time low. Gee, I wonder why?! Is it because of all that abstinence only education? Or because access to contraception is at an all time high thanks to Obamacare? My money is on the latter.
In the midst of teacher walkouts this Oklahoma Rep. says teachers have lost his support because they are protesting for more education funding after getting a raise. A teacher is about to announce their candidacy for his seat!
Billionaire hedge fund managers have called on Puerto Rico to lay off teachers and close schools so that the island can pay them back the billions it owes. It accused the island, where 56% of children live in poverty, of spending too much on education
TIL even though Calculus is often taught starting only at the college level, mathematicians have shown that it can be taught to kids as young as 5, suggesting that it should be taught not just to those who pursue higher education, but rather to literally everyone in society.
Nova Scotia becomes first province or state in North America to ban cat declawing. The ban — part of a worldwide movement against the practice — took effect Thursday after a three-month education period. Veterinarian organizations in many other provinces are having active discussions on the issue.
Natural selection making 'education genes' rarer, says Icelandic study - Researchers say that while the effect corresponds to a small drop in IQ per decade, over centuries the impact could be profound
More than a third of girls in South Asia miss school during their periods, often because they lack access to toilets or pads, and many receive no education about menstruation before reaching puberty, a study showed on Tuesday.
Mark Zuckerberg: “it’s time for our generation to define a new social contract” | Zuckerberg suggested universal basic income, affordable childcare, flexible healthcare, prison reform, and continuous education as the ways to provide this equal opportunity.
Muslims in Belgium call for coordinated response to ISIS activity. "We should answer [IS] ideology by ideology and [IS] education by education. We need to emphasize the good way of the religion, which is to build peace. ISIS exploits the verses of Koran in a wrong way and we need to tackle this "
Chinese filmmaker stuns Cannes Film Festival with documentary revealing horrors of Mao’s gulags: Eight-hour film Dead Souls the result of painstaking search for the few survivors of ‘re-education’ hard labour camp in 1950s.
TIL Cristiano Ronaldo funded the education of a 7 y.o. survivor of the horrific 2004 tsunami in Indonesia. The boy was found 21 days after the disaster, alone and wearing a Portuguese national football team jersey. The boy grew up to be a football player and was signed by Sporting Lisbon last year
The Pentagon spends more on war than all 50 states combined spend on health, education, welfare, and safety .The USA spends more money on its military than the next eight nations combined.with 200,000 troops stationed in over 144 countries (2015)