Scientists reject LNP school move
July 14, 2012
A BODY representing nearly 70,000 Australian scientists has criticised a Queensland Liberal National Party resolution calling for mainstream climate science to be cut from the state’s school curriculum.LNP delegates at the party’s state conference passed a motion yesterday calling on Education Minister John-Paul Langbroek to stop the teaching of ”environmental propaganda material, in particular post-normal science about climate change”.
The mover of the motion, Noosa [...]
Quebec’s new education minister, Michelle Courchesne, has called representatives of student groups and post-secondary institutions to two separate meetings set for Tuesday morning, in her first move after her swearing-in late Monday.
Courchesne — who is also Quebec’s Treasury Board president and minister for government services — was named to the post shortly after Line Beauchamp’s surprise announcement Monday afternoon that she was quitting her education post and giving up politics.
(Reuters) – Voters from Mexico’s ruling conservative party looked set to back their first woman presidential candidate on Sunday, early primary results showed, setting her up for a battle against the opposition front-runner.
Newspaper Reforma said with 42 percent of supporters’ votes counted, former education minister Josefina Vazquez Mota had 58 percent of the vote compared to runner-up Ernesto Cordero’s 32 percent. Televisa’s leading newscaster cited similar numbers from Vazquez Mota’s [...]
MONTPELLIER, France (AP) — A high school math teacher in southern France sprayed herself with a flammable product and set herself alight in the schoolyard during recess Thursday, France’s education minister said.
The motives behind the incident, which took place early Thursday in the Mediterranean city of Beziers, were not immediately clear.
The teacher, whose name has not been released, was flown via helicopter to [...]
STOCKHOLM — Within a decade, all Swedish primary schools should offer Chinese lessons, Sweden’s education minister was quoted as saying Wednesday, insisting the move was needed to improve competitiveness.
“I want to see Sweden become the first country in Europe to introduce instruction in Chinese as a foreign language at all primary and secondary schools,” said Jan Bjoerklund, who heads the Liberal Party, a junior [...]
BENGHAZI, Libya — In recent days, after weeks of delays and closed-door meetings, rebel leaders here have announced a slate of new appointments, including a defense chief and a minister for reconstruction and infrastructure. They have added members to a national council, to represent areas in southern, central and western Libya, all in an effort to bolster the revolution, better represent the country as [...]