In a decision with potentially large ramifications, New York Federal Judge LaShann DeArcy Hall won't dismiss a libel suit against "Shitty Media Men" creator Moira Donegan.
Explaining, the judge says it is possible that Donegan created the entry herself. The judge believes that Elliott should be able to explore whether the entry was fabricated. Accordingly, discovery proceeds, which will now put pressure on Google to respond to broad subpoena demands. The next motion stage could feature a high-stakes one about the reaches of CDA 230.
Linky Friday: Education
“The best thing for being sad,” replied Merlin, beginning to puff and blow, “is to learn something. That’s the only thing that never fails. You may grow old and trembling in your anatomies, you may lie awake at night listening to the disorder of your veins, you may miss your only love, you may see the world about you devastated by evil lunatics, or know your honour trampled in the sewers of baser minds. There is only one thing for it then — to learn. Learn why the world wags and what wags it. That is the only thing which the mind can never exhaust, never alienate, never be tortured by, never fear or distrust, and never dream of regretting. Learning is the only thing for you. Look what a lot of things there are to learn.”
– T.H. White, The Once and Future King
Linky Friday: Education
[Ed1] Elite-College Admissions Are Broken: The racial-discrimination lawsuit against Harvard, which goes to trial this week, raises questions about far more than affirmative action.
[Ed3] Laying blame after the fact: Ex-Newtown officials defend handling of shooter’s education.
[Ed4] More Money, More Problems: For-Profit Postsecondary Education M&A Poised For Quiet Comeback .
[Ed5] Important distinction between the two: How to Stop Delegating and Start Teaching.
[Ed6] “Higher” education: No retrial for ‘sex on plane’ teacher Eleanor Wilson.
[Ed7] You would think, at least: Teacher banned for life after marrying 13-year-old girl .
[Ed8] Interesting perspective: Six Artists Working as Teachers Share the Lessons They’ve Learned.
[Ed9] Creative: How a Teacher in Rural Oklahoma Started a Science-Fair Dynasty.
[Ed10] Familiar story, this time in Canada: Ontario school board accused of pressuring teachers not to teach ‘racist’ To Kill a Mockingbird.
[Ed11] Somewhat of a moot point, but here it is anyway: Should Brett Kavanaugh be stopped from teaching at Harvard Law School?
[Ed12] Meanwhile, labor trouble brewing for Scotland: Union urges teachers to turn down ‘divisive’ pay offer.
[Ed13] Short Answer? It’s complicated: Why are teachers in Europe paid so much better than those in the United States?
[Ed14] The “Talk” but with more boundaries: The New Birds and Bees: Teaching Kids About Boundaries and Consent .
[Ed15] Old Concept, but renewed interest: Teaching to the student, not the test.