The Information Overload series started in August 2010 and I’m surprised that I really managed to keep it going on a weekly basis (I only skipped a couple of issues because of traveling). So here we go for the first post of 2012.
As for accountability of teachers and administrators, Sahlberg shrugs. “There’s no word for accountability in Finnish,” he later told an audience at the Teachers College of Columbia University. “Accountability is something that is left when responsibility has been subtracted.”
- Time to end the war on drugs
Richard Branson. Founder of Virgin Group, speaks out against the war on drugs.
- „Wo war mei Leistung?“
If you are not from Austria but can read German, this is a good summary of the rampant corruption in our country.
- A Few of Kim’s Favorite Things
Foreign Policy published this article on Kim Jong-Il’s special tastes.
- The Facebook Resisters
Some people live fine without Facebook, who’d have thought?
- How India is winning the future with solar energy
A summary of India’s plan to generate lots of solar power by 2020, including links to the source articles for further reading.
- President Obama Signs Indefinite Detention Into Law
Not the best news to start a new year with.
- What Americans Keep Ignoring About Finland’s School Success
Not only Americans keep ignoring this…
- An Introduction to Programming C-64 Demos
The C-64 is the first computer I programed on, and since I just saw an awesome presentation about writing demos for it, I’m getting a bit sentimental.
- 2011: The Year Intellectual Property Trumped Civil Liberties
Unfortunately this is a trend that can be seen world-wide, not only in the US.
- Grief and fear
Some thoughts on Korea after Kim Jong-Il’s death.
China, the only power with much influence over the country, is less troubled by the long-term grinding suffering of the North Koreans than by the prospect of a leadership vacuum leading suddenly to economic collapse and a flood of refugees. Such a prospect threatens to cause wider instability.