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Problems with US schools
A mix of viewpoints of primarily US education.
- Teacher threatens lower grades if banned terms are used. Like "tranny", "illegal aliens", etc. Washington State University.
- Overprotected kids prevent them from learning by experience. Helicopter parents kill their kids' self-esteem.
- 10 Outrageous Zero Tolerance Follies of 2014.
- Advanced little girl gets in trouble for writing in cursive. Teacher discourages learning. Kansas.
- Ahmed Mohammed withdraws from school after teacher mistakenly calls his homemade clock a bomb. Police arrest Ahmed. Irving, Texas.
- $75 million teacher pay incentive did not improve achievement. New York City schools.
- Free speech petitioners told they'll be 'locked up' at DuPage.
- Ohio lowers the bar on standard test scores to improve the number of proficient students. Ohio.
- Alabama puts stickers in biology textbooks telling students to question 'unproven' evolution. Alabama.
- List of 70 lawsuits of male students against universities accusing them of sexual misconduct and violating their due process.
- Computers (in the classroom) do not improve results from BBC news and OECD report.
Free Learning sites
- Khan Academy. One of the big sites.
- TED.com. Inspiring, creative ideas and concepts. Free videos.
- ABCya. Free learning games for kids grades K-5.
Open Access Research
Free access to scientific papers.