Big Brother Is Here, Families Say

Big Brother Is Here, Families Say

Via: dvorak.org: School Issued Laptops with Webcams Used to Spy on the Kids

A federal class action claims a suburban school district has been spying on students and families through the “indiscriminant use of and ability to remotely activate the webcams incorporated into each laptop issued to students,” without the knowledge or consent of students or parents.

The complaint states: “On November 11, 2009, plaintiffs were for the first time informed of the above-mentioned capability and practice by the school district when Lindy Matsko (‘Matsko’), an assistant principal at Harriton High School, informed minor plaintiff that the school district was of the belief that minor plaintiff was engaged in improper behavior in his home, and cited as evidence a photograph from the webcam embedded in minor plaintiff’s personal laptop issued by the school district.

Female teachers transmit math anxiety to female students

arstechnica.com: Female teachers transmit math anxiety to female students

Teachers with high math anxiety were shown to have a significant effect on the math achievement and stereotypes of their female students. Girls with anxious teachers scored lower on math achievement tests at the end of the year than girls with more confident teachers—the more anxious the teacher, the more likely girls were to confirm the stereotype that girls have less math ability when they took the year-end tests.

Doit-on traduire “Teachers with high math anxiety” par “professeurs incompetents” par hasard?

Via: dvorak.org: Why can’t girls learn math? Because our teachers don’t know math!