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1,400 children in Rotherham UK sexually abused by "Asian" gangs...


Police turn a blind eye for fear of being labelled racist.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/11057647/Rotherham-sex-abuse-scandal-1400-children-exploited-by-Asian-gangs-while-authorities-turned-a-blind-eye.html



Prof Jay said: “Within social care, the scale and seriousness of the problem was underplayed by senior managers. At an operational level, the police gave no priority to child sex exploitation, regarding many child victims with contempt and failing to act on their abuse as a crime.”

It emerged that there had been three previous reports into the problem which had been suppressed or ignored by officials, either because they did not like or did not believe the findings.

Yesterday’s report concluded that by far the majority of perpetrators were Asian men, and said council officials had been unwilling to address the issue for fear of being labelled racist.



Worth noting that in this story the ethnicity of the perpetrators appears to fluctuate between "Asian" and "Pakistani" depending on which paper you read.

Let's Stop Trying To Teach Students Critical Thinking - strange article from io9


http://io9.com/lets-stop-trying-to-teach-students-critical-thinking-1618729143

Many teachers say they strive to teach their students to be critical thinkers. They even pride themselves on it; after all, who wants children to just take in knowledge passively? But there is a problem with the widespread treatment of critical thinking as a skill to be taught.

The truth is that you can't teach people to be critical unless you are critical yourself. This involves more than asking young people to "look critically" at something, as if criticism was a mechanical task.


What do we think of this, DU? I think it could do with some criticism...
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