“Students need to be engaged in solving real life problems. What we discovered was that when kids are trusted to make real decisions, a ton of learning occurs”
explore-blog: Schizophrenic law professor and mental health advocate Elyn Saks on what it’s like to live with schizophrenia – a truly extraordinary TED talk, the best thing since Temple Grandin’s talk on autism.
Thought of the Day
newstfionline: “What the caterpillar calls the end, the rest of the world calls a butterfly.”—Lao Tzu
U.S. Can Never Cover up Its True Colors as... →
fuckyeahmarxismleninism: Pyongyang, June 27 (KCNA) — It is 62 years since the U.S. ignited the Korean War. The Korean War ignited by the U.S. on June 25, 1950 imposed unspeakable misfortune and sufferings on the Korean people, causing tremendous human and material losses. The U.S. has, however, falsified the truth of history and persisted in its moves to stifle the DPRK. This is a foolish...
a class divided →
This is a reminder that the Keystone XL pipeline... →
wrench-wench: The Keystone XL oil pipeline would pass through multiple Indian reservations, which were formed under treaties that promised undisturbed lands. As the nations residing in those reservations have not approved the construction of KXL, any attempt to proceed with construction would be a violation of these pre-existing treaties. sikssaapo-p: Will they consider this, probably not....
ANC Weighs How to Lift South Africans →
fuckyeahmarxismleninism: “The structure of the apartheid economy has remained largely intact,” Mr. Zuma said, in a speech to thousands of delegates to the A.N.C.’s policy conference, held every five years, before the presidential election, to work out the party’s platform. “The ownership of the economy is still primarily in the hands of white males, as it has always been.” The four-day...
Doom! Doom! Doom!: A Rough Draft on Rape Culture... →
petrushkab: HEY! So i noticed a lot of folks reading this lately - which is fucking awesome. There’s a update about the project here, and it’s finally out in proper zine format for ordering. The PDF will be online real soon too. ——————————————————————————————————————— Hey tumblrfolks. A friend and I…
Freedom Rider: Racism is the issue →
fuckyeahmarxismleninism: By Margaret Kimberley, Black Agenda Report No matter what the facts say, Blacks are forbidden to blame race for…anything. That’s the meaning of a post-racial society: race is banned from discourse, while racism carries on as usual. Worsening Black unemployment in New York? The New York Times takes note of the numbers, but won’t even consider that racism might be a...
what does a nosey pepper do?
it gets jal-a-pen-o business.
Anyone who isn’t confused doesn’t really understand the situation.– Edward R. Murrow (via imissedwhatyousaid)
It’s enough for me to be sure that you and I exist at this moment.– Gabriel García Márquez, One Hundred Years of Solitude (via flentes)
The Danger of a Single Story
…I thought about my moral obligation to tap into this injustice, this...– Linda Christensen, The Danger of a Single Story
Club Jacobin: assange isn't a high tech terrorist,... →
malheureuxmarxist: leftyjenkins: clubjacobin: malheureuxmarxist: but liberals are willing to overlook rape as long as a man is on “their side” And a lot of radicals too, unfortunately. Wait. There are people who believe those accusations are legitimate? Maybe I’ve…
Title IX, an amendment to the Civil Rights Act of 1964, stated that “No person...– Lisa Wade, Sociological Images
As Hopes for Reform Fade in Bahrain, Protesters... →
fuckyeahmarxismleninism: Thousands of Bahrainis rose up 16 months ago, demanding political liberties, social equality and an end to corruption. But the Sunni monarchy, seen by the United States and Saudi Arabia as a strategic ally and as a bulwark against Iran, was never left to face the rage on its own. More than a thousand Saudi troops helped put down the uprising and remain in Bahrain,...