Multiple controversies over VAXXED at film festivals ignore a larger point: Such festivals have the right to curate content, and they can decide not to air controversial and potentially dangerous views.
In 2010, The Lancet finally withdrew Andrew Wakefield’s infamous 1998 paper claiming that there was a link between vaccines and autism, but the damage had already been done. He’d set off a tidal wave of people refusing vaccines on the grounds that they caused autism, claiming that their children had been ‘damaged’ by vaccines, and […]
The state of education in the US is rather woeful at the moment, as many studies are fond of reminding us. We’re falling behind on a lot of key benchmarks, class sizes are rising, conditions in schools are declining, and students are struggling in a society that appears to place a low priority on education. […]