Teachers are not so clever any more

The Australian 28 Aug 06 TEACHERS are not as smart as they were 20 years ago, an Australian-first study concludes in a finding that will reinforce concerns over declining classroom …

Child Porn Now Mainstream in Germany

25 Aug 06 (LifeSiteNews.com) Germany has accepted child-pornography in its mainstream culture, and even celebrates it as Deutsche-Welle, a German media source, reveals today in its culture and lifestyle section. …

Schools beat prayer bans by shutting doors

Manawatu Standard 25 Aug 06 Some Manawatu secular primary schools are delaying starting times so they can teach religious education to get around Ministry of Education guidelines. http://www.stuff.co.nz/stuff/0,2106,3776087a10,00.html

Scrap school religion guidelines – Nats

NZPA 24 Aug 06 The National Party is calling on the Education Ministry to scrap its new guidelines on religion in schools, after principals said they were unworkable. http://www.stuff.co.nz/stuff/0,2106,3775175a11,00.html

Teachers may strike over safety in class

Christchurch Press 24 Aug 06 Teachers worried about safety in the classroom might strike if they do not feel schools are supporting them, a union says. The Post-Primary Teachers’ Association …

Cosby calls to absent fathers

‘Claim your children,’ entertainer says in visit Baltimore Sun 23 Aug 06 During a daylong visit to Baltimore yesterday, Bill Cosby urged fathers to help raise their kids, stressed the …

Prayers, karakia at school could be illegal

NZPA 23 Aug 06 State schools will soon receive a new set of guidelines on religion, including a warning that prayers or Christian karakia in primary schools are illegal in …

Child’s play a hazard as injuries soar

Sydney Morning Herald 23 Aug 06 The promise of fewer playground injuries has not been delivered with the introduction of safer play equipment, and experts are at a loss to …