On the education of youth

Classrooms without walls, learning circles, constructivism, learner or child centered teaching, discovery learning, computer-aided learning, new math, new-new math, conceptual math, afrocentric math, new-new-new-new math, portfolios, group study, team teaching – there's no pedagogical fad the American educational establishment can resist. So when I read teachers in India were sprinkling cow piss on students I immediately alerted my local school board. As the Mangolorean reports:
"Upper-caste headteacher Sharad Kaithade ordered the ritual after taking over from a lower-caste predecessor at a school in a remote village in the western state of Maharashtra earlier this month, the Times of India reported.

He told an upper-caste colleague to spray cow urine in a cleansing ceremony as the students were taking an examination, wetting their faces and their answer sheets, the newspaper said.

"She said you'll study well after getting purified," student Rajat Washnik was quoted as saying."
Expect this innovation (100% organic innovation) to be fully incorporated into standard teaching methodologies by fall of next year at the latest.

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  1. Thumbs up on the new masthead. Which of us can leave more than a few footprints in the ash? Whose brow does not slope up and back, to a narrow, rounded point? What can we do but shrug, drape one arm around a hairy-breasted wife, and saunter into the hideous, erupting future?

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  2. Thanks, though I'm not sure if I'm going to keep it. That's one of my vacation photos. Actually it's by Hiroshi Sugimoto.

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  3. Do forgive me, but this is a serious, not a joking, matter. In some schools of orthodox brahmanic thought the lower caste and caste(varna)less are considered other species of human.

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