SciDev.net: Study criticizes laptops for children scheme [Summarizes a recent study of the OLPC program in Ethiopia].
Jon Dron: What exams have taught me (Example: "the most important things in life generally take around three hours to complete"). And a (limited) defence of the timed exams by John Cook. [Link to Dron's post comes via Sri].
Sri himself has been thinking about the damage done by exams -- particularly the entrance exams.]