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Posts Tagged ‘education’

July 2nd, 2017 - 10:57 pm § in America, Politics, Schools & Colleges, Science, UW

Black Teachers

Black kids do need Black teachers. More importantly, Black kids need teachers that care. One might think that all Black teachers have Black kids best interest in mind, but that is not always the case. I have read about the shortage of Black teachers, which is a very fundamental problem. Statistics s[...]

February 11th, 2017 - 1:45 am § in Misc.

Re-educating the public

Overturning Citizen’s United won’t change the electorate or outdated instruction. “Industry’s war against science isn’t limited to climate change. A host of public relations campaigns over the last five decades have spent billions of dollars with the express purpose of sowing p[...]

February 25th, 2016 - 3:03 pm § in Misc.

What Kids Know

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February 22nd, 2016 - 10:53 am § in Jefferson, Misc., UW

Our Legislature sees higher education as vocational school.

Katherine Long at the Seattle Times reports  that our legislators are likely to pass a bill reducing the time needed for a bachelor’s degree to three years. Under the  bill,  Degree in Three , Central Washington University, Western Washington University, Eastern Washington[...]

October 7th, 2015 - 9:01 am § in Misc.

Images of the 21st Century: French Post Cards: 5

SEEMORE OF THE FUTURE, from the fin de siécle.[...]

September 26th, 2015 - 1:12 am § in Schools & Colleges

 The Land of the Setting Sun Watches Its Universities Sink as The Sea Rises

 Japan Dumbs Down Its Universities ….Noah Smith Most people who follow news from Japan will be paying attention to the economy, or possibly to the fist-fight that broke out in the Diet over security policy. But there was a huge and very worrying change in Japanese education policy that someh[...]

September 9th, 2015 - 7:00 am § in America, Misc., Schools & Colleges, The Ave Scene

Lebron James understands the importance of education

Last month, Lebron James announced that his foundation would donate $41 million to cover tuition at the University of Akron for 1,100 Ohio high school graduates. For many years programs have trained kids, without taking into account that the kids parents may also need help.  Programs can not contin[...]

June 16th, 2015 - 1:21 am § in Schools & Colleges, The Ave Scene

What $21,000 in Tuition Can Buy

 “We’ve literally built an operating system for a 21st century school system,” says AltSchool’s founder. (Excerpted from Bloomberg Business, by Adam Satariano) Former Google executive Max Ventilla with $133 million from venture capitalists and Mark Zuckerberg has started  a for-profit, $[...]

March 13th, 2015 - 10:12 am § in America, The Ave Scene

African American males have to broaden our Cultural Spectrum

One of the main obstacles in the way of employment for African American males is the public school system and the urban street culture mentality that a poor education system perpetuates.  Poor public education does not prepare kids intellectually which makes it very tough to gain access to higher e[...]

February 10th, 2015 - 1:05 am § in Schools & Colleges

Inaninity

Computer languages are form of formal logic.  They have as much to do with being able to speak and read another language as Greek has to do with Klingon.  Washington lawmakers want computer science to count as foreign language If bill passes, two years of comp sci would count towards university ad[...]