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Sunday, October 9, 2011

The Sunday Education Weekly Reader: 10.09.11

Welcome to the Sunday Weekly Reader for October 9. We are sharing articles about the global education report card, information on IB schools, spirituality being taught in Arizona schools and a video that should be shown in every school about economics and the peril of debt.


Here's one post with many, many links on the global education report card as put together by Jay P. Greene. We are honored to have one of our articles reprinted in his blog.


Here is an article from myinclinevillage.com informing you what you need to know about International Baccalaureate (IB) schools. There are extensive links about teaching practices, theories and costs. Many thanks to our contact in Ozark who has been covering the IB school in that town for this link.

Why is Aztec spirituality allowed to be studied in classes K-5 but other spirituality concerns are not appropriate? This article explains new curriculum in Arizona.


This 3 minute youtube video from governmentgonewild.org is a must view for students. It is entitled, "Brother, Can you Spare a Trillion"? The information on the DEBT the USA owes is truly staggering. Check out the other videos on their site. The speaker makes a great point on debt vs deficit at about 2:20.


Educational quote for the week:

It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education. Albert Einstein

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