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« Reply #1770 on: March 06, 2017, 07:25:53 PM »

Shame I have to worry about sending my kids to college

http://www.aei.org/publication/reflections-on-the-revolution-in-middlebury/

Aren't you sending them to Liberty University?
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« Reply #1771 on: March 06, 2017, 08:22:47 PM »

Heh
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« Reply #1772 on: March 07, 2017, 11:40:26 AM »

Shame I have to worry about sending my kids to college

http://www.aei.org/publication/reflections-on-the-revolution-in-middlebury/

Aren't you sending them to Liberty University?

Not as solid a program.
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« Reply #1773 on: March 18, 2017, 12:12:48 PM »

https://theconversation.com/what-chess-players-can-teach-us-about-intelligence-and-expertise-72898?sf57645624=1

Hard work vs. inate ability.

Nurture vs. nature.

For chess, it seems pretty clear - hard work and nurture cannot compensate for a lack of natural aptitude.
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« Reply #1774 on: May 15, 2017, 07:36:20 PM »

https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/2/28/14359140/chetty-friedman-college-mobility

Colleges/Universities that are better than Harvard at making poor kids rich.
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« Reply #1775 on: May 18, 2017, 02:09:23 PM »

http://www.nbcnews.com/feature/college-game-plan/teens-don-t-know-enough-about-love-sex-or-misogyny-n760851

No surprise there.

Adults don't, either.
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« Reply #1776 on: May 24, 2017, 12:42:04 PM »

https://psychcentral.com/news/2017/05/20/teacher-bias-impacts-academic-performance-of-students-of-color/120798.html

But don't assume the impact is simple or always in the direction you would expect.
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« Reply #1777 on: June 03, 2017, 10:30:02 PM »

http://www.educationdive.com/news/purdues-acquisition-of-kaplan-faces-scrutiny-from-regulators/443866/

Purdue's purchase of Kaplan Education is fascinating in its implications, but it is not yet a done deal.
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« Reply #1778 on: June 05, 2017, 10:37:16 PM »

http://www.thecrimson.com/article/2017/6/5/2021-offers-rescinded-memes/?ncid=edlinkushpmg00000313

Racist and obscene memes exchanged among incoming freshman lead to rescinding of acceptances to at least 10 of them!
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« Reply #1779 on: June 09, 2017, 09:40:13 AM »

Ah, yes, the perennial lesson of cyberspace...

Loose talk in the basement at home stays in the basement.  Later, you grow up and realize that your "memes"  are real human beings and what a stupid little shit you used to be.  But, that same kind of talk on the Net, is globally accessible.  Those kids aren't worse kids than earlier crops of freshmen, they just got caught because their puerile jokes are traded in a social space that has a level of access that once would have been the hallmark of a totalitarian police state.  Now, everyone is used to that.  And we forget that anyone on the planet with Net access can "listen in." 

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« Reply #1780 on: June 09, 2017, 09:16:38 PM »

Ah, yes, the perennial lesson of cyberspace...

Loose talk in the basement at home stays in the basement.  Later, you grow up and realize that your "memes"  are real human beings and what a stupid little shit you used to be.  But, that same kind of talk on the Net, is globally accessible.  Those kids aren't worse kids than earlier crops of freshmen, they just got caught because their puerile jokes are traded in a social space that has a level of access that once would have been the hallmark of a totalitarian police state.  Now, everyone is used to that.  And we forget that anyone on the planet with Net access can "listen in." 



Though this time they invited the person who exposed them into the group, themselves.
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« Reply #1781 on: June 11, 2017, 12:24:08 AM »

http://spearsstrategy.com/2017/05/court-rules-against-flawed-vam-model/

Value-added cannot be used to evaluate teachers for the purpose of making employment decisions --> it violated due process rights of the teachers.
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« Reply #1782 on: June 19, 2017, 07:53:23 PM »

https://www.createspace.com/6368584

Delve into poetry, essays, short fiction, photography, paintings, and drawings in the first-ever anthology entirely by autistic people of color, featuring 61 writers and artists from seven countries. The work here represents the lives, politics, and artistic expressions of Black, Brown, Latinx, Indigenous, Mixed-Race, and other racialized and people of color from many autistic communities, often speaking out sharply on issues of marginality, intersectionality, and liberation.

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