Little Pandani. Pandani Grove, Lake Dobson, Mount Field National Park. April 2013.
As you know, the Internet is a wonderful place filled with the rich and varied treasures of the world holds (and RSS feeds.) The following are some things that I've had a look at in the last week. I call this: a Compendium of Click-throughs for Monday Morning...
- The most curious thing about the DSM-5, the “psychiatric bible,” is that anyone would view the scientific-seeming manual with reverence…
- The Skeleton Lake of Roopkund, India
- Confessions of a Sociopath.
- Key point: "Parents are paying for more than a good education understood in academic terms when they shell out for independent school fees. But I suspect that many take it for granted that their money will also be buying superior teaching.
They might be shocked to learn that on average the schools are turning out what they took in: children who were already well placed educationally but have not become more so. ....
It is probably the case that many parents are also attempting to “protect” their children from people they have been persuaded are “riff raff”, that is, middle Australia... I have not however, in all the debate about the Gonski review, heard much mention of the government’s subsidising the children of the well-to-do to receive an average education while maintaining their membership of the well-connected privileged."
Are you really purchasing a ‘better’ education?
- "Not Having Sex So Shameful That Men Would Rather Admit To Being Poets."
- The Guardian has done an excellent job with this feature on the past summer's Tasmanian Bushfire Season.
- What future for the minimum wage?
Big Pandani. Pandani Grove, Lake Dobson, Mount Field National Park. April 2013.