Bolivia’s teachers getting ‘presidential’ laptops

Bolivia’s government is giving school teachers free laptops with a prominent detail that is generating criticism for President Evo Morales. A stenciled image of a smiling Morales is on the back of each computer, the Associated Press reports. Teachers union leader Jose Luis Alvarez in La Paz says that’s just promoting idolatry. He says teachers will cover the image…

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Bullying law puts New Jersey schools on spot

Under a new state law in New Jersey, lunch-line bullies in the East Hanover schools can be reported to the police by their classmates this fall through anonymous tips to the Crimestoppers hot line, reports the New York Times. In Elizabeth, children, including kindergartners, will spend six class periods learning, among other things, the difference between telling and tattling. And at North Hunterdon High School, students will be told that there is no such thing as an innocent bystander when it comes to bullying: if they see it, they have a responsibility to try to stop it…

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