California schoolchildren are obliged to copy ideas, and it was copyright lobbyists who put them up to it.
Since 2006, the school system of a state dependent on a profitable entertainment industry has made it mandatory for teachers to run their students through programs like "What's the Diff?" which has them role-play as different stakeholders in the unauthorized downloading of a movie: actors, directors, producers against a feckless, hard-drive-stuffing computer user.
Monday will give kids the chance to drop everything and read with guys who usually start with a drop of a puck.
The Coquitlam Express junior A hockey club will mark National School Library Day on Monday with two events at the Coquitlam Public Library called the Drop Everything and Read Challenge.
Saskatoon education authorities are taking an almost biblical "love the sinner, and maybe hate the sin" attitude toward this sort of thing. And they're defending it as a way of aiding kids to meet curriculum goals by putting the emphasis on learning rather than behaviour.