New standards don't require students to learn... →
Starting this fall, schools in Indiana won’t have to teach kids how to write in cursive. Until now, kids started learning cursive handwriting in 2nd grade; but state education officials say computers and web books have made cursive a relic of the past; so it won’t be required any more. Local school districts can still teach it if they want; but the state says it’s more...
The Menace Within →
What happened in the basement of the psych building 40 years ago shocked the world. How do the guards, prisoners and researchers in the Stanford Prison Experiment feel about it now?
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Daniel Ellsberg: All the crimes Richard Nixon... →
jonathan-cunningham: [Ellsberg]: “Richard Nixon, if he were alive today, might take bittersweet satisfaction to know that he was not the last smart president to prolong unjustifiably a senseless, unwinnable war, at great cost in human life. (And his aide Henry Kissinger was not the last American official to win an undeserved Nobel Peace Prize.) He would probably also feel vindicated (and...