“Sexting”: Another reason I oppose cell phones in schools

“Sexting” is becoming quite the fad. Teens sending nude photos of themselves to each other using their cell phones. I continue to fail to see the need for high school students (any K-12 student for that matter) to have a cell phone at school. This is now another argument in my favor.

See this article for one of many discussions on this issue.

Porn charges for ‘sexting’ stir debate
At issue: Should teens who send racy cell-phone pictures be branded as sex offenders?

It never gets easier, does it?

New Research Study: Teaching Facts does not teach reasoning

Here is a link to NPR and a program on Science Friday that discussed research that suggests that learning facts does not help you learn inquiry and learning process.  What a shocker!!

Here is a link to the audio of the program:

Science Friday Program

One of the things that this does is blow a hole in the idea that Chinese education is far superior to the US system.