Churchill famously said to Franklin Roosevelt, "Give us the tools, and we will finish the job." We can't expect our children to finish the job unless we give them better tools.
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The software captured the rhythm and cadence of the sentences it read, and sounded scarily similar to my fourth-grade teacher (which I guess is modern progress).
Why is it still considered socially acceptable to brag about how lousy one is in the subject? What does it say about society's attitude towards science and technology, in a country which used to be at the forefront in that arena?
Numerous studies have shown that the general public has exaggerated perceptions of the health risks they face -- as well as exaggerated expectations of the benefit of medical care.
Australia is on the Move! Professor Barry McGaw, Chair of the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA), has a brand new national curriculum to explain.
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