Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Open Thread

NPR related comments welcomed.

1 comment:

larry, dfh said...

ATC yesterday, aside from being rather devoid of real information, had a disturbing piece on 'tuff love' in school discipline. All about the punishment and none about the causes. Through the whole segment there was only a brief mention from a mother whose son had several violations for fighting, that he was being bullied and was defending himself. There was absolutely no exploring of the problem of bullying or taunting by fellow students, only the authoritarian answer of 'zero tolerance/, blah blah blah. It struck me as exemplifying NPR's chronic embrace of authority over understanding.