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Impact II, a teachers' network is striving for both-short and long-term changes
that could help our public schools flourish
by Ellen Dempsey
The Who's Who of contributing authors
Biochip implants help students organize their thoughts:
What other changes in education can we expect to see over the next 50 years?
by Gregg Keizer
The rules have been changed to protect the innocent:
Should we teach minors about AIDS? And if so, at what age?
by Linda Marsa
Polluted waterways and landfills are the legacy of a once thriving mining
industry in northeastern Pennsylvania
by Cathy Spencer
Mining the moons of Earth and Mars could deposit excessive trash on the satellites.
Does anyone care?
by Peter Garrison
Kids who can't say no:
Should they be subjected to mandatory drug testing,
property searches, and censorship of free speech in their schools?
The British want to know. Just what are the chances of having good sex in space?
What do you get when you cross a Chinese swine with a capitalist pig?
A lean porking machine;
and the Japanese condos that people are dying to get into.
Saving our Schools
Sending out an SOS: Four Journalists
Dava Sobel, J Keith Hefner, Robert Fleming and John Cummings
examine our school system including:
the controversy over standardized testing:
the lack of hands on experience for students:
how big business is offering support with time and money
(What are its motives?); and whether we should adopt
foreign programs in our school curricula
The Chill of It All Four Horror stories that'll have you shivering.
"Mister Ice Cold" by Gahan Wilson
Sweet summers that become frozen memories for some unfortunate kids
"Scanman" by Pat Cadigan
A resourceful kid who makes a game our of revenge and justice.
"Kool King" by John Skipp and Craig Spector
A creepy tale of a family adapting to the heat
"Falling Apart" by Whitley Striber
Getting up on the wrong side of the bed isn't the only way to ruin your day
A strong sense of family isn't merely a sentimental notion conceived by humans:
it's prevalent in nature but for a variety of reasons.
by Cathy Spencer
Radical Class Acts
Should schools bother to encourage and develop a child's talents and creativity
have these been overlooked facets of intelligence?
by Gurney Williams III
Paulo Freire, secretary for education in Sao Paulo, says
there's more to literacy then the ability to read
by Murray Cox
Would you buy jewelry fashioned after spaceships sighted by the artist?
The blob that hit Bermuda(without brightly colored shorts);
if you like working outdoors, maybe you should consider a career
in gravedigging; and a nightclub with a social conscience
You don't have to be a genius to have fun taking this IQ test.
by Scott Morris
Gadgety for home and travel use by Steve Ditlea
Being dressed in smart clothes takes on a new meaning when faced
with a rebellious wardrobe of loud outfits
by Nick Mead