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Final Look at 2017: School, Science and Education

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Final Look at 2017: School, Science and Education

Post by flyawayhome » Thu, 28 Dec 2017 1:03 pm

.........Looking once again to the present year, numerous schools all over the world have courted controversy with high profile incidents happening in their backyards: one Ryan International School in India (a seven year old student was sexually assaulted and murdered), a nursery run by RYB Education in China (horrifying allegations of child abuse being levied at it), an elementary school of Moritomo Gakuen in Japan (Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's wife dragged into the fray and accused of cronyism in a purported shady land deal) and even Harvard University in the United States (US Justice Department threatening legal action over its Asian-American admissions practices). Other notably disturbing observations include pervasive sexual abuse in Pakistan's Islamic schools, nearly a fifth of Indonesian high school and university students supporting the establishment of a caliphate within the country and curricula circulated by the Maharashtra State Board authority which aims to teach students about the essence of air for breathing by means of a kitten killing experiment.

Just when you reckon things can't get any crazier, check out the antics of these few individuals who think they are still living in the wild wild west: a student who blew £850,000 in 73 days because the annual food grant wired to her account had erroneously included a whole bunch of additional zeroes, a high school teacher caught on video snorting narcotics in an empty classroom plus one high school principal exposed by student reporters to be a complete fraud.

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