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Information Overload 2012-01-01

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.”

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.