Post(s) tagged with "students"
- Derrick Jensen, Walking on Water (via cultureofresistance)
Somali students in a Quranic school using wooden slates to learn.
I have used Slates like these, with wooden pens and ink too. I was a child back then. It brings out beautiful hand writing. It would be a chore to wash ‘em off though :)
What a waste of time. I mean, school itself is full of bullshits, at the end of it we know so little about the world, it’s just indoctrination.
ShiBire Desalegn was an Ethiopian activist and a student.
Her name is ShiBire Desalegn. She is the first person to be killed when Meles Zenawi unleashed his forces following a peaceful protest by Addis Ababa University (AAU) students on June 6. She was shot and killed by EPRDF troops as she and her friends tried to block the road in Kotebe that leads to the Sendafa torture camp. She helped escape several AAU students from torture by helping them jump from the trucks that were taking them to Sendafa. She didn’t have any weapon. But that didn’t stop the EPRDF troops from shooting her to death.
A high caliber bullet pierced through her neck.
Because of ShiBire’s actions, some AAU students escaped torture. But because of the action and inaction of others, thousands went through unspeakable brutality in the hands of the EPRDF security forces under the direct orders of Meles Zenawi. Thirty days later, Meles Zenawi was standing next to President Bush and Prime Minister Tony Blair at the G8 meeting in Scotland, looking proud of his barbaric actions.
Ethiopian Review spoke with ShiBire’s mother, Wzr. Ayelech Birkneh. She is devastated by her daughter’s sudden death. As the bread winner of the family, the 21-year old ShiBire was supporting her mother and six teenage siblings. The father passed away, leaving only a 50 birr monthly pension.
ShiBire could not continue her education, because there was nobody else to support the family. Her income was not enough to support the whole family even though she worked hard. The only choice she had to generate enough income was to go to a foreign country looking for a job.
People in ShiBire’s neighborhood appreciate what she did and died for. They think she is a heroine and a role model. They talk about her with a great deal of pride. She stood up for the students who only demanded respect for the people’s vote. She paid the ultimate sacrifice trying to save others.
La cosa triste è che, probabilmente, se avesse fatto la scelta alternativa di emigrare oggi il suo corpo sarebbe in mezzo al deserto, in fondo al mar Mediterraneo o fatto a pezzi ed alcuni suoi organi pulserebbero ai Caraibi sotto la lucida pelle di un miliardario che io stesso finanzio ogni volta che acquisto il quarto di pane da mettere a tavola e che non mangerò senza pensare ai bambini africani, come mia madre voleva facessi.
Studenti musulmani dello University College London, riporta il Daily Mail, stanno boicottando le lezioni sull’evoluzione, non partecipando ai seminari e presentando note ai professori in cui scrivono che “non devono studiare queste cose” perché “contrarie alla loro religione”.
Muslim medical students boycotting lectures on evolution… because it ‘clashes with the Koran’
Muslim students, including trainee doctors on one of Britain’s leading medical courses, are walking out of lectures on evolution claiming it conflicts with creationist ideas established in the Koran.
Professors at University College London have expressed concern over the increasing number of biology students boycotting lectures on Darwinist theory, which form an important part of the syllabus, citing their religion.
Similar to the beliefs expressed by fundamentalist Christians, Muslim opponents to Darwinism maintain that Allah created the world, mankind and all known species in a single act.
Steve Jones emeritus professor of human genetics at university college London has questioned why such students would want to study biology at all when it obviously conflicts with their beliefs.
Frances Wilson, 1961.
Frances, a 23 year old student at Tennessee State University, was expelled for her participation in the Freedom Rides along with 14 other students. In 2008, the expelled students all received honorary doctorates from Tennessee State University. Sadly, Frances did not live long enough to receive her degree.
I think there should be an open system, period. But it should be adapted to the needs and interests of the students. If somebody wants to become an engineer, let’s say, they’re going to have different educational opportunities than someone who wants to be become a philosopher.
I think education should be free. And there are a lot of ways of organizing it, but it should be geared to the ideal of helping each person, each student, achieve their goals in the best way.
- Noam Chomsky (via michaelrobinsonthoughts)