Ryan Zhu

Auckland, New Zealand

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Ryan Zhu
Posted 11 months ago
Peter Singer: The why and how of effective altruism
I think I see what you mean. I can kind of agree that a stranger's life in my own country is the same value as a stranger's life in Africa. Perhaps it was not Peter's intention to suggest the life of someone I know personally is equal to a stranger's.
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Ryan Zhu
Posted 11 months ago
Peter Singer: The why and how of effective altruism
One idea that I am having a hard time agreeing with is that all lives are equal. If $10,000 will cure my daughter/wife/mother/father/cousin/friend of a disease or save a couple of people in Africa, I find it hard to believe I, or anyone else (Peter Singer included), will choose to give that money to Africa instead.
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Ryan Zhu
Posted 11 months ago
Ken Robinson Primary School
Jackie I've taken a look at the Orsch website and indeed it is 100% the Ken Robinson Primary School! Amazing. All the ideas of recognising student individuality, creativity, and constant teaching improvement are there. Have you gotten in touch with Ken Robinson so he knows that at least one school out there is showing the world his principles in application? How about getting in touch with other schools that share similar principles like Harlem Village Academies? Maybe get together to share ideas and raise a powerful collective voice to lead this education revolution.
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Ryan Zhu
Posted 11 months ago
Ken Robinson Primary School
Melissa Twisdale points us in a promising direction. Her comment: If you get the chance, read the new book by Deborah Kenny, Born to Rise. She is the CEO and founder of the Harlem Village Academies. If was founded and flourishes based on this model. It is a charter school system. She says that her business plan was that, "I have no business plan." She stated that her teachers would create the model on which her schools would be built.