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MEDIA: Weekend Catch-Up

Things I didn't get to until over the weekend:

No Touching Allowed At Connecticut Middle School Jezebel
A Milford, CT middle school recently banned all physical contact between students, including high-fives, handshakes, and hand-holding, in an attempt to cut down on "horseplay."

C0409_AR_Testing_01How much school reform will $23 billion buy? Josh Greenman
Obama and his education secretary, Arne Duncan, should be thinking much bigger.

Why can't governors spend stimulus money however they want? Slate
What's really stopping governors from spending stimulus money however they see fit?

Education Is Like, So Totally Rad, You Guys! Jezebel
Maybe I'm just a bitter old lady who hates to see the American Idol/High School Musicalization of EVERYTHING, especially education.

The Culture Of Poverty NPR
Can a little money can make a difference to those who were born and live in poverty? And is poverty something you have control over?

"Sexting" Teens File Lawsuit Against DA Jezebel
Ultimately, the terrible, no good, very bad, scary "sexting" trend that uptight crazies think is threatening the purity of our teenage girls is something that should be a conversation between those children and their parents, without the involvement of the courts.

Are Violent Video Games Adequately Preparing Children For The Apocalypse? The Onion
Panelists debate whether games are teaching children skills they'll really need in the End Times.


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