· November, 2009

Stories about Education from November, 2009

Bhutan: Exam Is A Torture

  4 November 2009

“Exam is an irrational torture: I hate it!” screams Passu. “How do you suppose a three-hour test could justify a year long learning?” with these words the blogger questions the education system of Bhutan and the justification of taking exams in extreme cold.

Barbados: Whipping Boy

  4 November 2009

“We seem determined to deny our history, rather than learn from it. Why else would we, who have been so wounded by the whip, venerate it?” B.C. Pires puts in his two cents’ worth on the recent flogging of schoolchildren in Barbados.

Trinidad & Tobago: Determining Racism

  3 November 2009

“The important thing, I think, is that if you don't want to be a racist, you need to focus on how you treat people, not on how you react to people”: Trinidadian Ian Ramjohn suggests that “in the end, it all boils down to what you're used to.”