". . . little shall I grace my cause

In speaking for myself. Yet, by your gracious patience,

I will a round unvarnish'd tale deliver . . ."

(William Shakespeare's Othello, I.iii.88-90)

Friday, December 19, 2008

Three Links Worth a Read

Courtesy of Pajamas Media.

Schools Mobilizing "Eco-Kids" to Re-educate Parents

Could We Have a Digital 9/11?

A Bailout Fairy Tale

2 comments:

Evan said...

On "Eco-Kids", yet another reason to be thankful for homeschooling, eh?

There's just something profoundly creepy going on here. The author hits it right on the head: "In previous times the practice of mobilizing children to police their parents’ behavior was confined to totalitarian societies. Authorities... attempted to harness youngsters’ simplistic views of good and evil".

Creepy.

Kim said...

RE: Eco-Kids
I see things a little differently, I think educating children on environmental issues can be a good thing. Hopefully they won't take to the extreme and "nag, pester, bug, torment, and punish" their parents but a little more information is a good thing.

I look around at the people in my community who don't see the benefits of recycling and conserving. Since they won't get the information anywhere else why not have their kids bring it home to them? I may not buy into emission based global warming but I do see a need for our society to change the way we are doing things. It's really only through education that this can happen.