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Education News Roundup, October 24, 2011

A Manitoba man is currently battling his local public school to have his grandson held back a year.  The school refuses to do so, and experts agree with the school on the basis that failing students impairs their self-esteem.  Graduating students who cannot compete in the workforce does not seem to be so much of a concern… Read more here: http://news.sympatico.ctv.ca/local/mb/man_battles_school_division_to_have_grandson_held_back_a_grade/38224d6e.

The New York Times publishes an op-ed against graphic sex education classes and in support of parental rights over children’s education:  http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/19/opinion/does-sex-ed-undermine-parental-rights.html?_r=2.

The Swiss postal service is blocking the delivery of  pornographic materials intended for 4-year-old students as part of a “sex box” educational tool that includes play sex organs for the children:  http://www.thelocal.ch/1304/20110927/.  No word on whether or not the teachers object to the use of this curriculum.

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