Category Archives: Education

Op-Ed Columnist – The Class War Before Palin – NYTimes.com

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/10/opinion/10brooks.html?_r=1&em&oref=slogin David Brooks discusses the anti-“elite”, populist thinking that has turned Republicans from the Party of Lincoln* into the Party of Palin. The political effects of this trend have been obvious. Republicans have alienated the highly educated regions – Silicon Valley, northern Virginia, the suburbs outside of New York, Philadelphia, Chicago and Raleigh-Durham. The West […]

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Sudan Teddy Teacher Gillian Gibbons Wants To Teach In China | Home | Sky News

http://news.sky.com/skynews/article/0,,30100-1298900,00.html Teddy bear row teacher Gillian Gibbons is heading abroad to work again – this time setting her sights on a job in China. Undeterred by her time in a Sudanese jail, the 54-year-old Liverpool mother has told Hello! magazine she still hopes to work abroad. I was unwired at the time this story was […]

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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070828/ap_en_ot/odd_miss_teen_south_carolina_1;_ylt=ApFHTMC.wzXJXTJksLLE7w0E1vAI Intellectually-deficient American teen beauty pageant contestant (and boy, aren’t there a whack of redundancies in there) flubs a question about geography. Or geographic philosophy and American pedagogy, anyway: …She was again asked why one-fifth of Americans can’t locate the U.S. on a map. “I would love to re-answer that question,” Upton said. “Well personally, […]

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http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20070824/wl_uk_afp/entertainmentbritain;_ylt=Ap_SMe_BiGPASJp5x9pC61X9xg8F Queen guitarist Brian May was on Thursday awarded a doctorate, more than 30 years after he first began studying a highly specialised area of astronomy. This is rather neat news – I doubt if any “sadcore” band members have even moped their way through high school, and I hope Brian May managed to sneak […]

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Smithsonian Oral and Video Histories: Steve Jobs

http://americanhistory.si.edu/collections/comphist/sj1.html Overlook, if you can, the appalling transcription of this otherwise transfixing Steve Jobs interview. This is Steve pre-Toy Story, pre-return-to-Apple, pre-iPod, but it still reads fresh. The benefit of being a visionary, I suppose. Jobs is right up there with Lincoln on my fantasy dinner-party guestlist. Alot of times we think “Why is the […]

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John Tory puts faith in school religion – thestar.com

http://www.thestar.com/News/article/239077 Ontario’s Leader of the Opposition, John Tory, seems to be adding a very strange plank to his election platform: He wants taxpayer money to supplement private, religious schools in the province. Currently, money is already siphoned off for Catholic schools, but Tory’s policy would have Hindu, Islamic, Jewish and other institutions covered as well. […]

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Sanger Learning and Career Center

http://www.utexas.edu/student/utlc/lrnres/handouts/1911.html No word of a lie, this has been in an open tab in my browser for more than three weeks. I post it in the realisation that this kind of help will never be taken by those who really need it.

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Grasslands Public Schools – Brooks, Alberta, Canada

http://www.grasslands.ab.ca/ Surprisingly (even for me), my job is not Stumble-related. Given how much time I spend during the slow periods (which are diminishing, with Xmas upcoming), it sometimes feels as though it is. Anyway, I had to call a school board today, and got the number off their website, which includes this creepy, creepy graphic: […]

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http://assu.sa.utoronto.ca/anticalendar.php A priceless resource that should be mandatory reading for any UofT student!

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