Daily Archives: 05/13/2013

Ken Robinson: How to escape education’s death valley

Ken Robinson: How to escape education’s death valley

Published on May 10, 2013

Sir Ken Robinson outlines 3 principles crucial for the human mind to flourish — and how current education culture works against them. In a funny, stirring talk he tells us how to get out of the educational “death valley” we now face, and how to nurture our youngest generations with a climate of possibility.

Creativity expert Sir Ken Robinson challenges the way we’re educating our children. He champions a radical rethink of our school systems, to cultivate creativity and acknowledge multiple types of intelligence. Full bio »

Rodney inquiry – commentary

Rodney inquiry – commentary

MAY 12, 2013 · Stabroek News Editorial ·  COMMENTS
The continuing controversy over whether or not the late Mr Burnham should receive the Order of the Companions of O R Tambo has once again drawn public attention to a spectre which has long haunted the PNC and the country at large, namely, the assassination of Dr Walter Rodney. It would appear that both the Rodney family and the group of Caribbean Pan-African intellectuals who wrote President Jacob Zuma of South Africa requesting the withholding of the award cited the murder of Dr Rodney as their primary reason.

While the accusations against both Mr Burnham and the PNC government date back in the first instance to the immediate aftermath of Dr Rodney’s killing, in the nearly thirty-three years since then few details surrounding exactly what happened have been exposed to the sunlight. This is not because the family – in particular Mrs Patricia Rodney and her son Mr Shaka Rodney – have not gone to some lengths to try and get the authorities to constitute a commission of inquiry into the late historian’s death; it is simply because the PNC administration didn’t want anything of that kind set up, and for reasons best known to itself, its PPP counterpart doesn’t seem to want it either – or at the very least, given its customary habit of substituting words for action, doesn’t feel it needs to do anything more.          Continue reading