The Rights of Disabled Students

I’ve been spotting a number of stories lately about the abuse of disabled children in the classroom, including not just the usual infuriating coverage of the use of restraint and reclusion in US schools, but blood-curdling tales about teachers rampantly ignoring IEPs, force-feeding children hot sauce, sending kids to the ER for ‘acting up,’ slapping […]

Olympic Considerations

I’m starting to notice a slow uptick in stories about preparations for the 2012 Olympics in London (paired with an equal uptick in stories about the 2012 election, of course), and it got me thinking about Olympic hosting and the politics behind the Olympics. Not just in the sense of who is chosen and how, […]