Young Generation

The one crucial skill our education system is missing

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From Blade Runner to I, Robot, the big screens of Hollywood have predicted the rise of the machine. Belinda Parmar World Economic Forum Automated intelligences will wait our tables and drive our cabs. They will serve us by performing menial tasks. But fact is now surpassing fiction. Automation has moved beyond the factory assembly line as computers are diagnosing illnesses, providing legal counsel, and make financial and… The one crucial… Read More »

Dutch ‘abortion boat’ arrives off the coast of Mexico

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Women on Waves says it is offering free, legal, medical abortions till nine weeks of pregnancy in international… Al Jazeera A Dutch sailing boat offering abortions has arrived in international waters off Mexico‘s west coast, according to the organisation which… The vessel, which operates often in defiance of some countries’ laws, took up position on Friday off Guerrero state on… Dutch ‘abortion boat… Read More »

‘Cultural step change’ called for over Scottish school meals

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Scotland’s school meals need to be transformed “from a feeding culture to an eating culture”, an obesity charity has… Jane Bradley The Scotsman Obesity Action Scotland said that the school dining experience varies dramatically across the country and called for schools to… This comes after a Scotland on Sunday investigation last year revealed a… ‘Cultural step change… Read More »

End the discrimination against English, pleads law student

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An English student seeking to settle in Scotland as a lawyer says she is suffering “discrimination” at the… Scott MacNab The Scotsman Rebecca Jeynes (inset) is now calling on MSPs in a Holyrood petition to back her call for a change in approach in… The 21-year-old is set to graduate in Scots law at… End the discrimination… Read More »

Why you shouldn’t take the kids out of school to go on holidays

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Irish schools unlikely to object too forcefully over kids missing week or… Mark Hilliard The Irish Times Bringing your children to a supermarket to add up prices, examine ingredients and understand the value of money has educational merit but you are unlikely to let them miss… Some parents argue that going on holiday during term time can be… Why you shouldn’t… Read More »

Disaffected with the elected

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The alarming rise of disaffected young voters in Cyprus is a sign that the country’s political forces have failed to modernise themselves to the… Annie Charalambous InCyprus Plus, the decade-old prevailing financial crisis across Europe that has led to a bleak youth unemployment rate does not help, European University Cyprus Rector Kosta Gouliamos told the… “We see that the… Disaffected with the… Read More »

It’s better to be rich and mediocre than poor and bright in the UK, admits Education Secretary

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Experts say UK ‘among least socially mobile countries in… Will Worley Independent Lower-achieving pupils from rich families earn more than talented poorer children, the Education Secretary has… Justine Greening was speaking at a conference on social mobility, which she described as a “cold, hard, economic imperative” for the… It’s better to… Read More »

Third of Australian youth have no job or are underemployed, report finds

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Youth jobless rate rises to 13.5% and underemployment to 18%, hitting highest level in 40… Helen Davidson The Guardian Almost one-third of Australian young people are unemployed or underemployed, the highest level in 40 years, according to a… The rate of underemployment – now at 18% – has become an entrenched feature of the… Third of Australian… Read More »

Why we need the humanities more than ever, by the President of Yale

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In our complex and interconnected world, we need leaders of imagination, understanding, and emotional intelligence—men and women who will move beyond polarizing debates and tackle the… Peter Salovey World Economic Forum To cultivate such leaders, we must value and invest in the… I am a psychologist by training, and I study human… Art, literature, history, and… Why we need… Read More »

Why Young People of Color Are Central To ‘Raising The Age’ Debates

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Earlier this week, Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York attended an event at a Manhattan synagogue in which he sharply criticized the city for not closing Rikers Island, the city’s notorious jail. Gene Demby npr “Kids are literally dying because of the policy we have today,” Cuomo told the assembled crowd. “These are poor… Why Young People… Read More »

France: The Taboo of Muslim Racism and Anti-Semitism – Part II

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Meklat’s tweets, threatening women, gay celebrities and Jews, were shared by around a million on social networks. Yves Mamou Gatestone Institute Then whole country discovered what the most “integrated” young Muslims had on their minds. The scandal is… France: The Taboo… Read More »

Schools should teach pupils how to spot ‘fake news’

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Schools should teach young people about how to identify “fake news”, says the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and… Sean Coughlan BBC Andreas Schleicher is planning to include questions about such “global competencies” in the next round of the influential… He wants teenagers to look beyond the social media “echo… Schools should teach… Read More »

The minimum age of criminal responsibility continues to divide opinion

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A proposal to let Philippine criminal courts try nine-year-olds has drawn sharp criticism. The Economist But in 35 American states, children of any age can be convicted and sentenced COMMON law has… The minimum age… Read More »

Think millennials are lazy? Think again

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Over-educated, under-employed and often living with the parents, life as a millennial is not an easy ride, writes Nicolle White. Nicolle White Independent Australia WHETHER it’s a rant in a blog from people that think Andrew Bolt deserves a Walkley Award, or through overhearing snippets of conversation between isles of the supermarket, it’s clear that many of the older generation… Think millennials are… Read More »

School standards drop as government pushes a politically correct program

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PARENTS should be worried about the LGBTI Safe Schools gender and sexuality program being forced on government schools by Daniel… Kevin Donnelly Herald Sun Add the fact, as reported in The Australian recently, that vulnerable teenagers with intellectual disabilities enrolled in Victorian special schools are also… Such was the furore… School standards drop… Read More »

Why is communication important? You asked Google – here’s the answer

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Every day millions of internet users ask Google life’s most difficult questions, big and small. Emma Barnett The Guardian Our writers answer some of the commonest queries A fellow broadcaster… Why is communication…. Read More »