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Back to School, and to Widening Inequality

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American kids are getting ready to head back to school. But the schools they’re heading back to differ dramatically by family income.

Which helps explain the growing achievement gap between lower and higher-income children.

Thirty years ago, the average gap on SAT-type tests between children of…

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Back to College, the Only Gateway to the Middle Class

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This week, millions of young people head to college and universities, aiming for a four-year liberal arts degree. They assume that degree is the only gateway to the American middle class.

It shouldn’t be.

For one thing, a four-year liberal arts degree is hugely expensive. Too many young people…

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Why Government Spends More Per Pupil at Elite Private Universities than at Public Universities

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Imagine a system of college education supported by high and growing government spending on elite private universities that mainly educate children of the wealthy and upper-middle class, and low and declining government spending on public universities that educate large numbers of children from the…

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"http://www.funderstanding.com/educators/natural-learning-brain-principles/" —

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How Many Licks – The New Inquiry

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"It was necessary to speak truth to power. Our concern is to reach all men, the great and the humble. - American Friends service committee 1955"

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Here be monsters: Incredible illustrations from ‘De Monstris’ (1665)

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HEXO+ drone autonomously follows the action, for under $500

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NTT DoCoMo develop 'Finger phone' using bone conduction

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Google files patent for bone conduction audio in Project Glass

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"Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you."

~Lao Tzu

Power is out in our fair city of Minneapolis, and these words from the sage Lao Tzu are most fitting for the day.

~Trent Gilliss, senior editor

(via
beingblog)

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""Plunge into time’s whirl, into the torrent of events, it’s restless activity that proves a man." Faust 1744-60"

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"Whose solution to the chaos of modern life is to try not to live at all: for them, “Become mediocre” is the only morality that makes sense. Nietzsche"

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"In the signs that bewilder the middle class, the aristocracy and the poor prophets of regression, we recognise our brave friend Robin Goodfellow, the old mole that can work in the earth so fast, that worthy pioneer- the Revolution. Shakespeare"

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"Romanticism is precisely situated neither in choice of subject nor in exact truth…to say the word Romanticism is to say modern art-that is, intimacy, spirituality, colour, aspiration towards the infinite, expressed by the every means available to the arts. Baudelaire the painter of modern life and other essays."

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