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Paloma Noyola: The Face of Mexico’s Unleashed Potential

Paloma Noyola: The Face of Mexico’s Unleashed Potential | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it

"When a report emerged in September 2012 that a girl from one of Matamoros’ poorest neighborhoods had attained the highest math score in Mexico, some doubted its veracity. It must be fake, they said.


But it wasn’t fake. Her name is Paloma Noyola, and what most reports failed to mention is that almost all of her classmates also scored very high on the national math test. 10 scored in 99.99% percentile.


Paloma and her classmates also scored in the top percentile in language. Something special was happening at José Urbina López primary school in Matamoros, and Wired went to take a look.


The high test scores turned out to be the work of a young teacher who also came from humble beginnings. Sergio Juárez Correa was tired of the monotony of teaching out of a book and wanted to try something new to help engage his students when he came across the work of Sugata Mitra, a UK university professor who had innovated a new pedagogy he called SOLE, or self organized learning environments. The new approach paid off."

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Carlos Batara's comment, October 19, 2013 2:06 PM
This reminds me of Paulo Freire's revoluntionary eductional work in Latin America. Ever read his comments on the "Pedagogy of the Oppressed?" It also reminds how much talent is squandered by the constructs of poverty.
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More on the concept of self teaching.  Young Paloma Noyola has learned to excell learning in a different fashion.  If you have children, read this article.  Talk about a payoff!

Carlos Batara's curator insight, October 22, 2013 1:53 AM


What does it mean for the world that a young girl from one of the  poorest neighborhoods in Mexico attained the highest math score in her country?.

 

First and foremost, it should remind all of us that wealth has no monopoly on talent and intelligence.  When the more advanced and technologically sophisticated nations fail to lend a helping hand to those with far less resources, they are undermining the most important resource for social, political, and economic growth: human talent.

 

That's simplistic economics 101.

 

So why aren't nations like the U.S. more accomodating to immigrants from poorer nations?  More contemporary, why does the U.S. political leadership want to impose a new immigration system which reduces the chances of those from lower-income brackets to legalize their status here? 

 

In any event, the story about Paloma Noyola and her classmates is a story about something special happening at José Urbina López primary school in Matamoros, Mexico - something which has the potential to change humanity if we heed the lessons.

 

Hopefully, it also induces Democrats and Republicans to rethink their flawed premises about immigrants from poorer regions.

 

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World Bank reforms aim to cut extreme poverty in half by 2020 | ONE.org

World Bank reforms aim to cut extreme poverty in half by 2020 | ONE.org | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it

"Over the weekend, the Development Committee - a ministerial-level forum of the World Bank Group (WBG) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) – unanimously endorsed a new reform strategy to align the staff, finances and priorities of the WBG to meet the twin goals of ending extreme poverty by 2030 and boosting shared prosperity for the bottom 40 percent of the population in developing countries. The new strategy will go into effect on July 1, 2014."

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Piers Morgan shouts down gun advocate - CNN.com Video

The gun debate gets heated because "Guns Save Lives Day" will be one day after the anniversary of the Newtown shooting.
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Weapons that kill more people faster make me sick. 


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A New Slant on Hate Speech

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"The United States Patent and Trademark Office is refusing trademark protection to a Portland, Oregon based rock band called The Slants.Apparently, they believe the name the band is seeking to protect is disparaging to Asians."

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Stand your ground law | Tampa Bay Times

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"... the self defense law has been invoked more than 200 times since 2005.


What follows is the most comprehensive list of "stand your ground" cases ever created. Browse by victim or defendant, by fatal or nonfatal cases. Hover over a photo to explore the basics of each case or click it for a more detailed case file. Use the buttons at right to filter by race, sex and location."


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Read the story of "Ludeman" (photo above) - a fight over love


There is a button to see "Victims" and "The accused"


When in the view of Victims, hover over each photo to see the accused. 


You will also notice that there is a lot of white-on-white murders.


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16-Year-Old Malala Yousafzai Leaves Jon Stewart Speechless With Comment About Pacifism

16-Year-Old Malala Yousafzai Leaves Jon Stewart Speechless With Comment About Pacifism | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
Stewart asked her how she reacted when she learned that the Taliban wanted her dead. Her answer was absolutely remarkable.
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When Malala says that education gives women power and the audience cheers, I'm thinking 


  1. She's 100% correct
  2. The U.S. high school drop out rate is high
  3. U.S. college is not getting more affordable


Many in the U.S. are disempowered due to the difficulty of obtaining a college education. 


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Ex-Marine beats wife at divorce hearing!

Ex-Marine beats wife at divorce hearing! Wheres Security?
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Where is the outrage and dialog around male aggression


  • How was he considered mentally stable enough to be a Marnie? 
  • Was he discharged from the Marines for violent or sociopathic behavior? 
  • Did his Marine's training 'cause him to choose violence to 'solve' his issues?
  • Was he on drugs?
  • Does he have a mental diagnosis as maybe a sociopath?  


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Smiley & West | Mairead Maguire

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“1976 Nobel Peace Prize winner Mairead Maguire explains why she’s still fighting for peace and justice.
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How Immigration Hurdles Derail Startup Success

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Today he funds or supports 22 American companies, but entrepreneur Manu Kumar was once almost deported. Here's why he supports March for Innovation.
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More people mean more job creators and more employee's to contribute to the economy. 


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AMERICAN INDIAN GROUP RELEASES GRAPHIC TO SHOW RACISM IN SPORTS LOGOS

AMERICAN INDIAN GROUP RELEASES GRAPHIC TO SHOW RACISM IN SPORTS LOGOS | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
The National Congress of American Indians has produced a graphic putting the racially-charged stereotypes of sports organizations into a pretty simple context.

Via Elizabeth Kariuki
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Gay Mormons: Wendy And Tom Montgomery Lead Push To Change LDS Church Stance On Homosexuality

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Gay Mormons: Wendy And Tom Montgomery Lead Push To Change LDS Church Stance On Homosexuality.
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Social Networks and the Global Brain | THE RABBIT HOLE with Deepak Chopra

Description: Deepak Chopra takes us to the inner workings of the global brain, molded more and more by technology and social media.* Social media and networks play a major role in global culture, through political campaigns, social movements, and personal relationships. How we choose to use it will impact the direction in which our global brain evolves.

THE RABBIT HOLE features fast-paced and mind-blowing explorations of BIG questions: What is death? Who is God? Is life an illusion? Are we alone in the universe? Using visually stunning graphics and music, we fall down the rabbit hole as Deepak Chopra provides his intriguing take on some of humanity's eternal questions.

THE CHOPRA WELL is a new Youtube channel created to encourage people to live healthier, fuller lives and to be more aware. Deepak, Mallika and Gotham Chopra, as well as many other friends and experts, join together in this inspiring project for personal and global transformation. The channel features daily shows about wellness, healthy living, spirituality, humor, and much more. Please show your support and subscribe to our channel! (its free):http://bit.ly/M5z254

Read our blogs here: http://intentblog.com/author/thechopr...
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A short insightful video! 


I've been noticing that world politics and human rights issues seem to be on a fast track to justice with the invention of social media. 


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Don't shoot! I want to grow up.

Don't shoot! I want to grow up. | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
News, photos, stories, and trouble from the borderland (by Claire Marie O'Brien)
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Why Human Rights Needs More Than Laws to Work

Why Human Rights Needs More Than Laws to Work | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it

"1865-A mere 148 years ago, slavery was abolished in the United States

1920-A mere 93 years ago, women gained the right to vote

1924-A mere 89 years ago Native Americans, who were already on this continent, were granted US citizenship

1967-A mere 46 years ago, with Loving vs. Virginia, laws banning interracial marriage were deemed unconstitutional."

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Sheriff: Taunting post leads to arrests in Rebecca Sedwick bullying death

Sheriff: Taunting post leads to arrests in Rebecca Sedwick bullying death | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it

"Rebecca Sedwick jumped to her death on September 9"


"The bullying that led Rebecca Sedwick, 12, to jump to her death stemmed from a dispute between her and a former classmate over a boy, police said Tuesday."


"Yes IK I bullied REBECCA nd she killed her self but IDGAF," the Facebook post read, according to CNN affiliate WFTV. Judd said the initials meant "I don't give a (expletive)."

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Nevada dumping mental patients?

The city of San Francisco says the state of Nevada has been busing mental patients there. Kyung Lah reports.
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Gathering at border marks 1 year since teen’s death

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"Rodriguez died after being shot 10 times just before 11:30 p.m. on Oct. 10, 2012, on a street that runs just below the border fence. His family and protesters say he was an innocent bystander on his way to visit his brother Diego at the convenience store where he worked, when he was caught in a hail of bullets from the U.S. Border Patrol. "

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WTF!? Woman Shatters Facial Bones After Police Throw Her On Concrete Bench (GRAPHIC VIDEO)

WTF!? Woman Shatters Facial Bones After Police Throw Her On Concrete Bench (GRAPHIC VIDEO) | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
Warning: the video and images you are about to see are graphic. A woman in Skokie, Illinois has filed a lawsuit against the Skokie Police Department, alleging they used excessive force after she wa...
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I hate that these videos have no sound. Not that I can stand to even watch it without sound. I just wanted to hear the exchange before and after the event. 


I am so terrified of police. 


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Review: The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

Review: The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander My rating: 5 of 5 stars Pros: Detailed analysis of history, politics, and law, Mind-blowing insights, Content...
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Click to read the full review by Charles Franklin. 


I'm reading this book now on Kindle and I highly recommend it.


It's written with crystal clear facts, which are mind blowing and infuriating. 


The book flows well, so it's easy to read. 


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Father Dies After Begging for His Life While Cops Struck Him With Batons: Bakersfield

"5/13/13 - A California father of four died after being beaten by police outside of a Bakersfield hospital, while witnesses say he begged for his life."

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Favianna Rodriguez on Instagram

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Favianna Rodriguez artist. agitator. techie. I make art about womyn, love, sex, sluts, queers, migration, revolution & justice. I work for global social justice. http://www.favianna.com

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Now following Favianna1 on instagram


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Farmers hope immigration bill yields more foreign ag workers - The Sacramento Bee

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Walk the aisles of any neighborhood grocery store today and you’re as likely to find tomatoes picked in Sinaloa, Mexico, as Central California or oranges from Sao Paulo, Brazil, as Bradenton, Fla.
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First the U.S. exported manufacturing jobs, now the U.S. is exporting harvesting jobs. 


The U.S. is growing more dependant on foreign countries to feed itself. 


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SPLC sues Mississippi town for prohibiting gay bar | Southern Poverty Law Center

SPLC sues Mississippi town for prohibiting gay bar | Southern Poverty Law Center | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
The SPLC filed a federal lawsuit today against the town of Shannon, Miss., its mayor and its aldermen for unjustly denying a business license to a bar catering to the LGBT community.
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Deepak Chopra: What Can We Do About Gun Violence?

Deepak Chopra: What Can We Do About Gun Violence? | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
Our hearts go out to the many affected by this morning’s tragic shooting at the US Navy Yard in Washington DC. Twelve people are reported dead – 11 victims and one shooter – with many others injured and in critical condition.
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Five Ways to Change Someone Else's Mind

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if any of the 5 persuasion techniques goes wrong, the others won't be of much use  -Deepak Chopra 


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In human rights work, a constant goal is to convince people that people should have human human rights -- regardless of their nationality, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual preference, or physical and mental abilities.  


It's not enough to tell ourselves that "this is common sense". People need to be reminded to not be prejudice and laws need to be fixed to protect and empower people. 


Click through for Chopra's 5 steps that dig into the complexity of human emotions and persuasion techniques.


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