A couple of weeks ago I wrote about one of the benefits of college roommates. Well another benefit is free room and board.
This NPR story* highlights a growing trend worldwide to better serve the elderly and prevent them from being marginalized and ostracized by the community in general. The story focuses on one approach in the Netherlands that provides college students free room and board in a nursing home in exchange for volunteering 30 hours a month in the home.
Speaking of students, a German high school student filed a freedom of information request with the government asking to see a copy of his final exams before the test date. As far as these requests go, this is one response I’m looking forward to reading. The government’s deadline is April 21st.
The request may be frivolous, but the law underlying it isn’t. We have the right to be informed and that’s a new and powerful notion. Those of us lucky enough to have it.
*Hit the play button at the top of the page for the full story and fun accents too!
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