Hi everyone, lots of interesting studies made today's show — like the report on Latinos and binge eating, and another study which suggests that it's our friends who help us gain weight the most...can I say "help?!!"
The No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) has been controversial ever since its inception and today's discussion was no exception. Under a provision of NCLB legislation, Maryland is one of a handful of states that identifies schools as "persistently dangerous." As a result, five Baltimore schools now hold that dubious distinction. The designation kicks-in when incidents like a student hitting a teacher are documented over a three year period, for example. But city officials say they've been working aggressively to resolve problems and that the designation doesn't help.
So should schools bear the "dangerous" moniker? Is it fair?
And what really makes a school "dangerous?"
We'd like to hear from you.
And last, could you do without your e-gadgets? We heard from a journalism professor who put her students on a techno-free diet. No cell phones, computers, TV radios or anything electronic for 24 hours. Some thought it was sheer torture while others found out that reading a newspaper isn't so bad after all.
Have you ever tried anything similiar? Think you could make it?
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