Schools continue to inappropriately segregate students with a range of behavioral needs and disabilities.
This Is A Quote People Really Need To Stop Saying (Even If It Does Make You Sound Worldly and Wise) by Duane Sharrock
There is a popular Albert Einstein quote: “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.” At least, it is popularly attributed to The Einstein. However, I’m no longer sure this quote was spoken by him at all. Ryan Howes PhD, ABPP writes “It’s not clear who said it first, but according to at least one blogger (link is external) it’s “the dumbest thing a smart person ever said.” The catchy saying has gathered steam in the past few years (example I(link is external), II(link is external), III(link is external)), and regardless of the source, it’s gotten a…
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“In the United States, the public school a student attends is still primarily determined by where their family lives. Most children are enrolled in district schools that receive, on average, nearly half of their funding through local property taxes. This system ties school budgets to the value of local property wealth and incentivizes boundaries between upper- and lower-income communities. Intentional or not, these invisible walls often concentrate education dollars within affluent school districts, and ensure that low-income students are kept on the outside.”
Nicaragua’s police force is in danger of giving socialism a good name. The country is one of the poorest in the hemisphere. Yet its annual murder rate, 11 per 100,000 people, is among the lowest in Latin America and eight times lower than in neighbouring Honduras (see map).
This article should be explored as a contribution to the debate on Justice systems–criminal justice and the penal system. It might be seen as an argument against the politically conservative attitudes toward criminals. To develop a more sophisticated argument, narratives and case studies should be found and used.
On the other hand, the same article presents cases that support aggressive approaches against crime, like Rio de Janeiro’s “pacification policy”, in addition to progressive approaches that include education and social programs.