The SATs will no longer require an essay. Makes sense -- after all, who wants to know if kids today can write and reason well enough to compete on the global stage (especially since we suspect they can't).
Discussing autism issues on the internet often invites wild and baseless accusations no matter what point is being made. Mention the word vaccine though and you can be guaranteed someone will react irrationally. Such is the case of Kev Leitch, a knight errant in search of a battle in which to prove himself, who hasfalsely accused me of being an "anti-vaxxer". For the record both of my sons have received the recommended and required vaccines, I have never attributed my youngest son's autistic disorder to receipt of any vaccines and I have often recognized the important role of vaccines as a public health tool which has prevented and controlled some deadly diseases. So why does Kev call me an "anti-vaxxer"?
My sin? I keep an open mind on issues about vaccine safety, the extent to which vaccines are used today and the way in which they are pushed and promoted in our modern society. I particularly object to the constant smearing and marginalizing of anyone who questions vaccine safety. Kev Leitch is one of those who, for reasons unknown to me, feels compelled to twist and slant comments of anyone, even this humble blogger, who do not treat vaccine issues as though they have been decided for all time by some holy text.... Read the full post at Autism in New Brunswick.