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In the Wake of Mass Shootings, Parents Reconsider Mass Schooling
Parents who remove their children from the confines of the conventional classroom are not running away from reality. They are running towards it. As psychologist Peter Gray writes, "The increased time, tedium, and stress of schooling is bringing many kids to the breaking point or beyond, and more and more people are becoming aware of that. It can no longer be believed that schooling is a benign experience for children. The evidence that it induces pathology is overwhelming.”
A week after controversial head tax passes, Seattle City Council members propose property tax increase
People who own a home in King County are paying about 17% more in property taxes this year than last year to help pay for the state’s funding of public education. But come November, Seattle leaders will be asking voters to approve a bit more of an increase for city dwellers.
Condoms required at Scouts' 24th World Jamboree
The Boy Scouts have decided to accept people who identify as gay and lesbian among their ranks. And girls are welcome now, too, into the iconic organization, which has renamed itself Scouts BSA. So what’s next? A mandate that condoms be made available to “all participants” of its global gathering. It’s among the demands of the World Scout Committee for any host country of a World Scout Jamboree. That would include the 24th World Scout Jamboree, scheduled July 21-Aug. 1, 2019, in West Virginia.