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Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens
News and Opinion of Interest to Parents and Professionals Working with With Struggling Young People - Web Page www.strugglingteens.com
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Is Big Brother's Eye on Campus?

Is Big Brother's Eye on Campus? | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
At Georgia State University, algorithms alert advisers when a student falls behind in class. Course-planning tools tell students the classes and majors they're likely to complete, based on the performance of other students like them.

Via Penrith Farms
Lon Woodbury's insight:

This reminds me of about a century ago when the newly developed IQ test was used by pioneer psychologists and educators to predict future performance and placement decisions were then made which had a great impact on the student's futures (I think these professionals were full of themselves and their toys).  The example I remember reading was in the 1920s when leading educators, in an attempt to better utilize scarce resources, determined to not allow girls to take algebra and geometry because that would be of no value to housewives and boys needed those resources to prepare them for work.  So much for the enlightened ability of the intelligentsia :). -Lon

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Penrith Farms's curator insight, April 6, 9:46 PM

This article makes me question whether I would attend University in today's world.  The idea that by data mining one can do predictive analysis is essentially educational predetermination.  I don't think anyone should be telling someone else "this is your capability and potential," after a couple of classes or semesters.

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Channel 4: "Porn On the Brain"

Channel 4: "Porn On the Brain" | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it

"Journalist and father Martin Daubney investigates how teenagers' pornography habits have changed, and the effect today's pornography is having on their brains."

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Via Carol Simeone Dip LC (Inst LC)
Lon Woodbury's insight:

fascinating insight from an ex-porn producer as to how pornography has changed and research showing how it changes the brain in negative ways. -Lon

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Sean Pusol's curator insight, June 7, 2014 10:20 AM

This is interesting and just as much as porn is a hot topic sexy debate. What the real problem in society is , is violence not porn. There is no restriction for a child to pick up a video game and kill thousands of people then go to real life and do the same. However if someone sees some part of the Human God body its shameful and detested . People really really need to check the way they are wired and realize and learn we are conditioned to hate the most natural part of life. In all aspects of life, humans to animals to insects Sex is universal and necessary . Violence and weapons however are not and just lead to more and more death. If there is any more clear sign of the words of God THAT satan hates everything that is living and promotes death. Violence is accepted but sexuality which would ultimately lead to the creation of more life is detested . Dont believe the hype embrace your sexuality with respect and carefulness NEVER EMBRACE VIOLENCE. 

 

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Why I’m a Public-School Teacher but a Private-School Parent

Why I’m a Public-School Teacher but a Private-School Parent | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
William Neuheisel/Flickr Last week, I observed a high-school English class on a campus without bells.

Via Penrith Farms
Lon Woodbury's insight:

I think part of the problem of public education is the hold-over from the original century old concept of "mass education."  Factories were cutting edge organizations a century ago, and the original model for public education was the assembly line with all parts (teachers, administrators and students) being interchangeable.  So long as public schools are huge (making developing a community that feels safe very difficult), and students are considered as part of some group (by age, academic ability, race or ethnic....), it is impossible for a school to to treat each student as an individual which is what every human wants. -Lon

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Penrith Farms's curator insight, March 5, 9:40 AM

Overall this is a depressing article.  Not only is this written by a public school teacher that sends their child to a private school but his description of the apathy and disengagement at public school is disheartening.  Then to read about the growing hatred towards private schools and to blame them for the state of the public school system is appalling.  Where the engagement and buy-in from public school students comes from, I don't know.